Tuesday, May 01, 2012
At the beginning of April I decided to start my C25k training on May 1st. Today was the day. I was super nervous. Could I do it? Did I really think that I, an almost 270 pound woman, could actually run?
So this morning I pulled up the plan and thought jog 60 seconds, walk 90 seconds for 20 minutes, I don't know about this. But I put on my running shoes and walked out the door. Started my music and my stop watch and off I went. I warmed up for 5 minutes and then came my first 60 seconds of jogging. That went pretty well. I caught my breath pretty quickly during the 90 seconds of walking.
Round 2 was a little more difficult, but I was successful. Then came round 3. I made it through the 60 seconds of jogging, but barely. I walked for a while after that, but as I was nearing home I decided to jog for 60 more seconds. It wasn't easy, but I did it.
So I didn't follow the plan the way it was supposed to go, but I still jogged for 4 minutes!!!
I, an almost 270 pound woman, jogged for 4 minutes.
So my goal for Thursday when I do day 2 of training is to jog for 5 minutes. Eventually I will actually complete week 1 the way it is supposed to be done, but for today I feel great about the fact that I went out and started reaching for a dream.