Saturday, February 22, 2014
Shhh. I don't want my lazy butt to hear this, but . . . I ran for a bit yesterday. :D
I'm afraid that if my a$$ hears about it, I won't be able to get it up and moving next time.
I downloaded the Easy5K from Jeff Galloway yesterday (by lolo). I used to use his Easy10K last time I got on my running kick to get me from the 5 to the 10K level, and I loved it. And I like this one, too.
I was going to wait until I got closer to 210 or so, but what the heck. I do have to be careful, because I worry about what pounding at 219 will do to my joints (esp. back). But I felt fine. As long as I'm not doing it every day, I think it will be all right.
I did the Day 1 run, just to see. It's quite modest. 3 min. warm up and cool down, bracketing a 10-minute run. I set the run at 30 sec. run and 45 sec. walk. Now, I KNEW I couldn't do a 6.0 on the treadmill that it called for. So I did the first one at 4.0. Well, that felt fine, so I did try the 6. Uh, yeah. No. But the 5.0 felt fine, making me a bit winded, but recovered fine on the walk. So, I'll stick to that.
I can always do it over again later with the better speed. I mean, what else do I have to do? I have to be moving hard for at least 60 minutes every day. It's what my body requires to lose weight and to keep it off. I'm filling up the rest of the tread time by walking fast at a 3.0 incline.
So, I'm kinda excited. Still kinda dreading it, too. That's the lazy butt talking there. But I'm going to lose that part of me, literally and figuratively.