Saturday, January 17, 2009
Today was the first time I went running with the new running program that I joined. I was very nervous at the thought of running since I have NEVER run long distances before and when I have tried in the past, I have absolutely hated it and thought I was going to die! The trainer wanted us all to run or run/walk 1 mile so she could set a base line for each of us in the running group. I joined the running program with my brother since he is very competitve and I knew he would motivate me since I definitely don't want him to beat me. It was a frigid 36 degrees this morning and for Florida that is COLD!!!! It is NEVER that cold and of course, the coldest day of the year has to be the one in which I HAVE to be outside and running! I bundled up and met my group.
I was happily surprised to be able to run the 1 mile without stopping! I couldn't believe it! I have been told by my husband a million times that running on a treadmill is much easier than running on the road, but to me it was easier! I had a goal of running to the end of the second bridge, but when I got there, I thought I could continue to go and I did! The end of the bridge only left 1/4 mile to go, so I kept on and eventually made it to the end of the 1 mile mark! I was also happily surprised that I was the first one finished and made a time of 10 minutes and 15 seconds!
So, now that my base line is set, I'm going to try to get a little bit better and be able to run and little bit longer each time!