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O_o Jogging

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I haven't jogged in...er...well, since my first job, a decade ago. Yikes. I was absolutely positive that at my present weight and poor fitness level, jogging would be murder on my knees. I avoided it like crazy, especially since I got a darn fine workout just from quick walking. Unfortunately, to be able to have anywhere near the kind of 5k time I want, jogging is necessity.

I started the "5k Your Way Rookie" program today. It's supposed to take 8 weeks, but I have an extra three to work in before my race day. Whew. I thought the one minute of jogging for every four walking would kill me. Instead, it felt kind of good! Granted, a woman with a bust the size of mine (one with its own gravitational pull) is never going to be fully comfortable while jogging. That part I'm sure I'll feel tomorrow. I might feel the knees tomorrow, too. My feet hurt, but not any worse than they normally do, and the jogging actually seemed easier on them than walking. Score!

I am now exhausted. In two days when I go back, I'll have to pay better attention to my body. The last jogging interval pushed me up into anaerobic levels and I started to have a hard time breathing as well as feeling a little lightheaded afterward. My lungs are just not equipped yet. (Or it could be the exercise-induced asthma. I should go get my inhaler prescription filled.) Still, aside from that minute, it wasn't so bad at all! Oh, minus the chafing because I made the poor decision to wear my workout skort because I sat in the baby's banana in my workout pants yesterday. OUCH. That, I think, was the worst part!

I also took a little time to walk outside, since the hubby had the baby for a few hours. It was windy, and I might pay for that later. But I was only out there ten minutes. I discovered that downhill walking is absolute murder on my ankle. Nothing else I did today made it hurt, but halfway down the incline, it felt like it wanted to explode. Won't be doing that again soon!

I *jogged* today! emoticon
How AWESOME is that?!?!
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FEB_SHOWERS16 3/12/2012 9:50AM

    Great job! That is an awesome accomplishment!

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CELIAMINER 3/12/2012 8:48AM

    REALLY emoticon

Good for you! It took me forever just to get over myself and jog outside where (gasp) the neighbors might see me and snicker behind their blinds at my slow shuffle-jog.

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