Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Land of Gar
I'm 27, 5'10", 150, fairly decent shape. I started running because I'm joining the marines but I've already far exceeded what I need to do to get in and I'm completely losing motivation. You need to do 2 pullups, something like 75 crunches in 2 minutes, 1.5 miles in 14 minutes. I'm at like 12/100/2.6 in 20:40 right now. I don't really feel like I'm anywhere near where I'd like to be, but I'm miles ahead of where I need to be. I'm hitting that wall where I have to talk myself into going running and then once I get out there I run around the block and want to quit.
Anybody in the north dallas area interested in cross training with me or anything like that? I used to play soccer, we got in great shape by running a bunch of sprints, box drills, hills, etc., but I find it impossible to push myself like that when it's just me and I'm already so far beyond where I really need to be. I do best in action sports where there's a ball or something moving and I'm chasing it. Running for the sake of running is just too monotonous. I'm looking around at parks and rec departments but most of their activities (which are few) involve getting a whole team together. I don't know a ton of people, and every single person I do know is completely disinterested in fitness, so I'm not getting a team together. I would love to play on any kind of team though. What do you suggest?