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*