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Jan 9, 2011

running

Sorely neglected blog... Seems like a fine place to record my attempts to "run".

I completed Week one of the Couch to 5K program tonight. It is not a New Years Resolution- I've been thinking about digging in again for some months, but had to come around to it when I was ready. It just turns out that that was last Tuesday.

Santa brought me some running pants and shirts. I checked out my tennis shoes, that are relatively new, at the local running store just to make sure I could wear them. I hate to make a financial investment to something if I'm not sure I'm going to keep at it- so the shoes checked out okay and if I keep at this running gig then I can spend the bucks to invest in a better pair later. It feels good to move my body and do something for me. And I love that the pants don't bunch up.

I was proud of myself for completing each of the three runs as directed- I was able to run (they really mean a heavy plodding sort of jog, right?) every time for the eight 60 second intervals. My shins and calves really hurt after that first run, but that has gotten better. I'm trying to stretch before and after. I think it helps. Tonight, I ran around the track just to see how far I was going for the whole workout and I actually walked/jogged 2 miles- not too bad. But I was very dizzy afterwards- had to sit for a while before i could drive home. Once at home, I had a lot of water some powerade and chicken- still dizzy. I'm thinking maybe dehydrated a bit. Plus, i ate a bagel and cream cheese just an hour before... I'll see what happens next time.

Tuesday. Week 2, run 1.

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

Welcome back to blogging! Congrats on starting the 5k program. I've been meaning to do it for, oh about three years now! Way to go!

FosterAbba said...

I completed Couch to 5K and was going to finish Bridge to 10K in early January and then I got a bad cold and couldn't run for two weeks.

So now, I'm trying to get back to the Bridge to 10K program. It's amazing you how much ground you lose when you don't run.

Stick with it. The program does work, and the runs get easier.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Missed your blogging.
Congrats on the jogging!

Melissa and Joel said...

I just started the couch to 5K but so far finding shoes that are comfortable enough is my biggest challenge :\

I love your blog, always something interesting!