I've never been a very athletic person. I was always one of the last people to finish the mile run in PE class, sometimes while half of the class was already heading back inside. I've always found it difficult to run for more than a few minutes. I feel like I can't breathe and have no choice but to walk.
In 2011, I decided to get moving and get healthy once and for all. The elliptical machine and I have become good friends. It gives me a great workout, but I want to be able to run. I use the treadmill occasionally, usually for a fast walk with a few 2-3 minutt periods of jogging mixed in.
I bought my first pair of running shoes and went for a walk in them tonight. They feel good, and I want to put them to use. Also, I work next to one of the best places to run or walk in the area. I don't want to waste that opportunity, but I'm a bit nervous about switching from the conmfort of an indoor environment to the outdoor weather.
I would love to hear any tips you can share to help me get started. I'm not so concerned about speed, but for now I would like to be able to run a mile without walking. Please help me make the transition from walking on the treadmill to running outside. Thanks!
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