Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I was inspired by Goofiernu's spectacular achievement earlier this week of running a mile, so I got on the treadmill today and said I would do the same. I warmed up for ten minutes, and then I went for it. I'll say by half a mile I was ready to quit, and my HRM showed I was at the upper end of my cardio range, but I just slowed the treadmill down a few clicks and kept plugging along. My HR settled down a bit lower, and I just stayed at it slow and steady. Soon it was 3/4, and finally 1 whole mile! What an achievement since the beginning of the year when running for a minute was a huge challenge!
I'm going to keep at it, and by next summer i really do want to be running 5Ks. I like the way running gives me goals like that to shoot for.
I cooled off walking, and then finished up with some yoga for stretching - boy that felt good. I really missed the exercise when my busy life kept me away from it the last couple weeks. It feels SO GOOD to get back into the swing of things!