When I first started running (more than 3 mins at a time) I did it on a treadmill at the gym. Since beginning work with my running and movement coaches, I am forbade to run on a treadmill. Instead I am running on the track at the SMU campus, local highschools or on the jogging trails in town.
All in all, its a different experience. I am having to deal with things not found in a gym, like wind, animals, rocks, rain, people on bikes, crowding, and most importantly the sun.
As a blessing from my father (a Mexican), I tan very well. Because my name is apparentley a name found in Northren India, I often get asked if I am indian. Sadly I have to respond with no and confess to being 1/2 Mexican.
Currently running 1 hour a day outside, I have no choice but to take on a new ethnicity this summer. But have no fear! Once September rolls around, I am back to being a full blown white girl who looks as if she should have nothing to do with any cultures encompassing shades of olive in their skin tone.
Until that September day hits, I am transitioning into Mexican mode. Don’t be surprised if I start speaking Spanish to you by accident…Telemundo es mi estación favorte ver en el verano!
Just in case you were wondering….Yes, I wear sunscreen everyday…actually, its not sunscreen….I wear coconut oil. Its a natural protector against the sun’s harmful rays.