Monday, November 19, 2012
Well, the most important thing is that I made it! Even after everything I said and did yesterday, the thought STILL crossed my mind to just stay in bed. But I didn't. I had laid out my workout clothes the night before which made it a little easier.
10 years ago, I was as fit as I've ever been in my life. I ran and worked out on a regular, if not fanatical basis. It is hard for me to be honest with myself about my abilities today. I did download the C25K app for my phone. I really do like running and I am excited about getting back something that I really enjoyed, but this morning...not so much!
I just wanted to share two funny instances that happened during the 30 minutes. If you are not familiar with C25K, it alternates short periods of walking and "running" building you up over a period of 8 weeks (or however long you decide!) until you can run consistently. When I heard the nice lady's voice tell me to start my warmup, I loved her! She sounded kind. When I was almost halfway through, I found myself clarifying with her. "So, by "running" you mean this shuffly foot thing I'm doing that may be slightly faster than walking?" I kind of hated her 25 minutes into it. But I did what she said. And I will do it again on Wednesday.
The other funny thing was that when I used to run (10 years ago, remember) I would get up at 5:30 to run before my kids woke up. Frequently, I was running in the dark. I liked it that way! I have always been self conscious. Even when I was in shape. Now, obviously, I would like to be invisible. So, heading out this morning at 6:45, I'm thinking, "ok. There aren't too many folks out here." I ventured into a new neighborhood during my walk/run/stumble and only saw one guy out in his yard. Good. Good. Then I get to my half way point and turn around.
Obviously, the whole neighborhood gets together to do their morning walk at 7am. There were like, 20 people behind me! All I could think was, how long have they been back there?
So, anyway, I am home. I don't feel great, but that's ok. I did it.