Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Run Run Run

As of today, I am officially running again.  I hope to run in (at least) a 5k race no later than December of this year.  It is so hard to get back into running!  The last time I did any major running was in May for the Mudrun.
So, I checked out Runners World online and printed out a training guide for my goal.  Today was an easy run.  I was supposed to run two miles at a 13:27 pace.  Well, I ran my easy run at a 12:00 pace.  Yes, I am saying it took me 12mins. to run a mile, but damnit I ran that mile non stop!  The second mile involved short sprints and walking.  I spent a total of 45 mins. on the treadmill today, and if you don't know, I HATE TREADMILLS!  So this is quite the accomplishment.  Tomorrow is my cross training day, so weight training here I come.  Anyway, I am sore, but I LOVE IT!  Exercise really does get me out of my dumpy moods.
Happy Running All!

*I want to say a big THANK YOU to my cousin Amy for inspiring to get off my fat ass and pick up running again*

3 comments:

Terra H. said...

I wish you well in your endeavor. It's quite an accomplishment to run in a 5k race.

Marathon Mama said...

I am sure your ass is fine...lol. I am glad and warmed by your sweet thanks. I am happy to spread the bug of running, it is one of my most favorite activities. I am a total addict. It sounds like you are on the right track, having a training plan is the best way to go. I LOVE runners world! They have awesome information. I surf their site and I get the magazines in the mail which are also excellent. I don't ever run on a treadmill (cuz I don't have room for one in my house and I don't have a gym membership right now) So all my running is outside. One plus to a treadmill is that you can track exactly what pace you are at every second, which is cool but you don't get the scenery of outside. I have a nike plus thing for my ipod which does a decent job of tracking things, if you already have an ipod the "plus" is pretty cheap about $30. You don't have to buy their special shoes just get a "beanpod" for you shoe.
I will look forward to reading about your future running endeavors.
Hugs and happy running,
Amy

Aneta said...

great job!!!!
that is great! running ur first 5k will be awesome. and soon u will become an addict. a running addict. hehe