Okay, so I have no idea what I was thinking but…I made a pact with myself a while ago that when I got to under 200lbs (which hopefully will be really soon!!) I would start running. That’s right. Running. Now let’s put this in perspective – I have never run before. I mean as a sport, after a bus? Sure! Tons of times. In fact when I was in elementary school I hated running with a passion – probably because when I developed, I developed and the discomfort was unbearable so I stopped doing anything that exasperated the situation.
I feel like getting under 200 will happen soon. Hopefully next week, but if not, then in the next short while and so I’ve started my journey this week.
For xmas I got money to go towards buying a proper pair of running shoes which I promptly did on Monday. They are very cute and pink. I got them from New Balance:
They have officially been worn twice already! On Tuesday I got onto a treadmill for the first time in my life. I walked at a speed of 5 (I think it’s miles/hr) and an incline of 7% for 35 minutes. I went back to the gym this morning and did a 30 minute walk as well.
My plan is to start slow – 2 times per week on the treadmill in addition to my other workouts – and to build it up to a run. Perhaps even a 5k! (Dare I dream?)
I’m even toying with the idea of signing up for a 5k on April 17th. I can walk a 5k no problem, it takes me about 45-50 minutes so even if I can’t run it, I can always walk it, or walk part of the way. I’m not sure if this is too optimistic or if I should just go for it so I have something to work towards. I haven’t decided yet. I’ll let you know.