I started running really regularly this fall... then I got the flu and I stopped. When the new year came around I "re-committed". I did really well, then got irritated that after 3 weeks I still weighed the same and my commitment faltered. Then a friend asked me to run a 10k with her this spring. I agreed... hesitantly.
It is still boring... but I did find an inspirational video that helps me pass the time. It is actually an adoption agency informational video... Can you believe that is what I jog to? Me either, but the music is inspiring and it makes me want to keep jogging for some reason. I love kids, I love cultures and I love to pray for orphans and those effected by poverity. I get to do that when I watch it... I hope you do think I am crazy.
I also think that committing to the 10k has helped me to focus on a goal. The training schedule gives me some structure. I still feel a bit yucky while jogging, but that is even getting better. So, to those of you that have ever heard me say, "I am NOT a runner..." I changed my mind, I am... just a slow one.