1st Goal Accomplished

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Since I have decided to get out from in front of my computer and start getting reconditioned for running, I started out with my first goal in mind: to be able to run a full mile without stopping. Keep in mind, it has been about ten years since I have done any kind of running (when I was in the military).

This afternoon, I loaded the girls up in the truck with their bikes and headed to the high school to get a little track time in even though today's PT is actually muscle failure and not cardio. I set my music up on my iPod and set up my pedometer to begin once I was done stretching. I am like a race horse when I first start out - I'm ready to burn the jets right off the bat so I have to pull on the reigns a bit to slow myself down or I will never make it to the end. Twelve minutes later, I was finished with my first mile at a continuous run.

I walked a bit and drank a little water to cool down and boy did I feel like hurling. Thank goodness I did NOT eat before I went. And I have to say, twelve minutes is not bad for the first run in ten years. But it's very slow compared to my six minute miles years ago. But I am going to keep pushing and reach each goal, one by one.
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