2 minutes

2 minutes, when I got back into working out again for real about two months back, i could barely manage to jog for 2 minutes before my lungs, legs and mind were screaming at me to just give up… and for the first couple of days, that is what I did, excusing it with having asthma, bad legs etc, etc... Then I started to get angry at myself. I don´t know about you, but I am kind of a self masochist, in order to actually make myself do something, I have to make it feel like a punishment.

Every day I would make myself get on that treadmill and run, and when my gym got new treadmills where you power it yourself, that was so much worse, so much more painful and so much better for me. Each week I up the amount of time I have to run, and I run every day I am at the gym (except for on leg days) and slowly but surely I started seeing a bit of progress. 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20…

I did not feel the difference in the beginning, and the small intervalls in time on the run feels a bit wasted at the beginning, until this week. On Monday I ran continuously for 30 minutes! 30 minutes is more than I have ever been able to run without stopping. I believe I am in the best shape I have ever been, and I can not wait to get back in the gym now to up the time even more. I never imagined I would become addicted to running, and for someone with an addicted mind, this is definitely the best addiction I have had.

So if you are struggling in the gym, just know anyone can improve to a point you never imagined faster than you think if you just keep going and keep it consistent, take it from someone who could not run for more than 2 minutes 2 months ago!

roger larsen