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Developing a new habit

Sunday, March 03, 2013

So, the new habit I want to develop is running outdoors, rather than on the treadmill... so, how do I start and maintain this habit? I guess the thing is just to begin. I feel very self conscious when I run outdoors for some reason, but the only way to get past that is to just do it over and over again. I see a few hardy souls out running in this weather, and it boggles my mind, but I applaud them... I just don't think I will be joining them. lol! I want to be ready mentally and physically to run a 5k in June, which means running outside. I just need to make the decision to do it and stick with it.

I managed a rest day yesterday, and only walked Cooper 7.5 miles. That meant I ended the week having tracked 112.2 miles. Whoa! I definitely need my two rest days this weekend. I am taking a lazy morning this morning, but will take the dog out shortly for a 3.2 mile walk. Our "short" walk lately has been about 2 miles. He sure is a happy (and calm) pup.

My week will be off schedule pretty much all week, as I have a number of appointments, starting tomorrow with an appointment at the gym in the morning with the PT for measurements, then in the the afternoon with my apartment building manager to go over paperwork (oh joy...) and sign a bunch of stuff. I am looking forward to the first appointment, but not really looking forward to the second one.
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