Saturday, March 09, 2013
Reading. Coffee. Breakfast. Run. Relax. Now that's a perfect way to start a Saturday morning.
Today was the day to start running so I strapped on my kicks and grabbed my iPod. I decided to start the C25K program again but this time I would run outside instead of the treadmill. That meant blocking out all the old fears. The first of many NSV today.
Once outside, totally gorgeous out by the way, I started day one of the program. During the first running interval I came up on a woman walking her dog and I had no fear. We smiled at each other and exchanged a cheery good morning. I felt free! Yo, a NSV for sure.
I was anticipating some real struggles due to not running for a year or more. Yet, I was pleasantly surprised how well it went. My legs and feet felt great. My lungs burned only when I pushed my speed but other than that they felt great too. It didn't take long at all to recover from the running intervals as well. All NSVs!
During this run I listened to a podcast for C25K but learned that I could download the 5K101 App that allows me to listen to my own music during the program. Oh ya, I did that immediately when I got home.
I am excited! It feels great to accomplish so much and discover what progresses I've made over time.
On an unrelated note:
Here's a photo of one of my Zumba groups. I'm at the top right corner in the green tank.