But first, let me take a selfie. - Amy Paffrath

Posted by | September 03, 2014 | Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m training to run 4 miles as part of relay team LA ROX in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon on September 14th. While that doesn’t seem like a far distance, I’m not a runner. By any stretch of the imagination. I like to do social activities disguised as fitness. Acro Yoga, boxing, gymnastics, hiking and boot camp classes fill my schedule each week. I love people, I love NOT focusing on the fact that what I’m doing is physically good for me.

(Acro yoga with Soyela Yoga)

Running has always made me feel isolated and stuck with, well…just me. Maybe that’s why I don’t like it. I do have a profound fear of being alone. Even though you can run with someone or in a group, it doesn’t require the participation of anyone else. It requires you to zone in on you and be comfortable there for a while. I like groups. Energy. Competition. Support. Encouragement. All of which you can get in running, but more than likely your running parter is wearing headphones and in THEIR own zone. And chances are, they like it there. I’m learning to like it too.

I’ll be posting every day for the next 14 days on my new Fitness page.