Sunday, July 07, 2013
Today was the day I had marked as the restart of my running career. I have pretty much given up on it like most of my fitness/healthy routine. But after my moment of enlightenment on top of the bluff (doesn't that sound better than puking up my lunch LOL!!) I knew I had to get back at it.
I was up and ready to go by 8:30am. Unfortunately being a champion procrastinator it was 9:30am before I started. But outside I went which in itself is a big deal. I have not been outside to do much of any thing for a month. It was hot and humid so I only went 1.65 miles. But after walking a good chunk of it I did my first run interval. I went one block and I didn't pass out or throw up or blow out my knee. My body remembered how to run. After a few more blocks of walking I did run interval #2. Again survived. As I hit the home stretch I did a longer 2+ block run. That one was tough. The mental gremlins came back to tell me how this was stupid, waste of time, I could stop anytime. But I kept on because I am stronger than I think at time.
I am so happy that I did this. Running is a challenge that I have never quite mastered but I am going to do it this time. So if you have been thinking about trying it look up the Couch to 5k program on the internet. I have found this to be a great way to get back in to running.
I am happy that some of my baby steps back to healthy living were done at jogging speed. LOL!!!