Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I've been running since September. I started in the gym and worked in short intervals. My pacing is not good so I thought this was a good way to start. Plus it would eliminate some of the excuses about weather etc.
Well I worked up to my 20 minute run but was never able to complete it on the treadmill. After 4 tries I went back down to some lower intervals. I was still able to run for a period of time but never did make the 20 minutes.
Some of my accomplishments at the gym:
Ran a mile in less than 13 minutes
Ran two miles in under 30
Worked on consistency
So I have been working up to running out side for the last 3 weeks. This week was the week I started. I don't know about the other ladies out there but I have been conditioned to not be alone when it is dark outside for safety reasons. Right now it is still dark outside when I wake up at 5 to exercise. I also have a significant fear of serial killers.
So day one is a short interval walk run. The whole time I think about safety. What have I heard to stop people from attacking you. The only one that came to mind is very gross. I read somewhere that people have stopped attacked or intended rapes by smearing poo on themselves. Try running with that thought in your mind. Ugh. But I did it and there is a lot more freedom running outside versus the gym.
Day two was today. I go every other day and do yoga in between. There was another person outside riding a bike. It was a male. Every time he went by his face was in shadow. The last time he went by I thought he had a straw in his mouth. Then I thought well what if it is one of those blow dart tranquilizer things. He's on a bike he could probably just tie me to the bike and drag me off. Luckily he went right by several times with no attacks ;)
At least with my overactive imagination I keep moving.