A few posts ago, matter of fact right here, I explained how finding out that I have high cholesterol sparked an interest in me to pick up running again.
I was wondering how I would fit running into my lifestyle. After putting off starting for nearly two weeks, yesterday I laced up my shoes, put on my head scarf, slipped in my ear buds and hit the pavement. I actually did alot better than I thought, considering it has been a while. I brisk walked, then ran and I alternated between the two for about 30 minutes
I was adventurous my first day out. I ran on the main street, not sure if that was a good idea seeing that I was about a mile from my house when I thought my scrawny legs wouldn’t get me back home.Oh but they did, thanks to the Trick Daddy blaring in my head phones #dontjudgeme. My heart was thumping, my throat was burning, but that “hood music” banging in my ear got me up that hill and back to the house.
Before heading out I started dinner and stressed to the Mr. the importance of not letting our dinner burn while I was out. Glad to know he can follow directions. I returned home to a nearly finished meal. I plan on trying out a few scenarios regarding the best time for me to run. More than likely it will be a combination of sorts dependent on all of the 1,476,893 factors that go into my daily routine..
So for now the plan is three times a week. I am following a 5K training plan. It is a total of 8 weeks and at the end I should be able to run 2 miles without stopping. I’m excited, and will keep you posted on my progress
Have I motivated you?! Will anybody else be joining me on this 8 week challenge?