Running With My Shirt Off – IDC #1

November 21, 2011

Welcome to the first I Don’t Care Project!

How it helped:
– It invigorated, energized, and motivated me!
– Taught me that once you get out and start whatever the challenge is, it gets easier. The fear of what others think lessens.
– Taught me that my doubts and fears only get worse when I push them off (was going to do it a day earlier but used the irrelevant excuse of our computer crashing to wait a day).

How it hurt:
– I’m self conscious with my shirt off and I ran down the main street in the center of my town during the morning rush.
– It was 37 degrees the morning of the run! My fingers stung and my lungs burned like crazy after I got back!
– I ran 2 miles when I hadn’t run in 3 months…very sore the day after.
– The thought actually crossed my mind that I might get arrested for indecent exposure (or just for being illogical and stupid) when I passed a police officer.

You can read more about the IDC Project here.

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  • Reply Char November 21, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    LOL!!! If this was the first time I met you, I seriously would write you off as a freaking craaazy person!! HAHA!! Good or you, I am inspired!

    • Reply Michael Good November 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Char! Yeah, a little crazy but I’m OK with that! 🙂

  • Reply Josh Mokma November 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Nice work! Good talking, while running, while shooting a video. Multitasking at its finest. I can relate to running with your shirt off. This past summer I fell in love with cycling. As you might guess the more you get into it the more spandex you wear. At first I was really self conscious (still sort of am) but as I did it more and more I cared less and less. It’s all about finding the right fit ;-).

    By the way, our wives have been chatting. I think thet are plotting a skype date sometime in the near future.

    Nice work on the running. Keep it up!

    • Reply Michael Good November 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Josh!

    • Reply Michael Good November 22, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Josh, for some reason I didn’t see your whole comment earlier. Spandex. Ooh, yeah I’ve thought about how I wouldn’t feel comfortable in that! Skype sounds good, maybe we can join and make it a party.
      Thanks for the note.

  • Reply Anonymous November 23, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I agree with Josh – nice work talking, running and shooting video!

    This is great – it’s like how I mentioned the other day – dressing up at work “just because” and then realizing after the fact that it wasn’t as scary as imagined. I can relate, my fears grow larger the more I push them off too!

    • Reply Michael Good November 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Hey thanks, Alana. You know, even when things are scary, after the fact they’re not such a big deal.

  • Reply Will Laohoo December 10, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Hm is that weird in PA? It doesn’t seem to be too out of the ordinary out in Jersey. But again… Jersey Shore…

    • Reply Michael Good December 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm

      Will, no especially. Just weird and uncomfortable for me (especially when it’s in the thirties)!

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