When I Hated Strength Training
The post below was originally written in August of 2010. I keep it up to remind me where I was at mentally and physically in the first 1.5 years of my running and fitness journey. For the record, I still do not love “core work” because it’s still difficult but I’ve learned to embrace.
As we move through the strength portion of our training season, I remember what it feels like to be sore from lifting weights and doing squats and lunges and those hateful crunches. I hate ab workouts so much. Nothing makes me want to puke more than sit ups. And I don’t like walking away from a workout session feeling nauseous. Sweaty? I don’t mind. A little bit light in the head? Not a problem. Finding it difficult to grip a water bottle? Sure, okay. Nauseous? Not acceptable. Not ever. No thank you.