Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I believe that my biggest fitness accomplishment so far is running. I have made running a regular part of my routine at least 3 days a week. It will be 2 years in July since I picked up my first pair of running shoes and began training for my first 5k. When I started I did the "coolrunnings" website's "Couch-to-5k" training plan. It required you to run for 30 seconds and then walk for 5 minutes repeating for about 30 minutes. This initial training was so hard for me! I thought 30 seconds would never end - I kept watching my timer to make sure it was still going. Now, I regularly run for 30-45 minutes each time I run. I have come to enjoy it. Now if only the North Dakota weather and country roads would cooperate so I can give my treadmill a rest for a while!