I’m running again! It’s been awhile and it feels good to be back at it.
On October 5th, my doctor put a stop to my running. That was a bummer, as I was scheduled to run my 5th half-marathon (of the year), the following weekend. For 4 weeks I did nothing. I ate bad-for-me food (think HoHo’s) and did not exercise. I think I was feeling sorry for myself. Crabby pants and bad attitude.
Then, with a few magic words “Everything looks ok”, the sunshine came out and the bad attitude took a hike.
So, I have decided I am going to post weekly updates/recaps (whatever
you I want to call them). When you read these, please keep in mind the following things: 1) I am slow…and I’m ok with that. 2) I am in no way an expert on fitness. I have no training. My knowledge is only from what I have read and things that have or have not worked for me. 3) If you are thinking of starting a fitness regimen, please consult your doctor (I know you have heard this before).
That said…here’s what this week looked like:
Sunday…1 hour treadmill run/walk
Monday… 30 minute treadmill incline walk
Wednesday… 30 minute treadmill run
Thursday…30 minute treadmill sprint workout
Saturday…1 hour 30 minute treadmill run/walk
I have noticed that after not running for a few weeks, while my body feels good (no soreness the next day), I struggle with my breathing. So for the first couple weeks, I will stick to a run/walk plan. Ease my way back into it.
Races for 2012:
So far, I am signed up for the Cleveland Rite-Aid half marathon in May. I ran the race this year for the 1st time, and PR’d at 2:29:18! I’m hoping to beat that time.
I am also signed up to run the Rock-N-Roll half marathon in Chicago in July.
I’m still toying with wanting to run a half in February or March. I’ve been eyeballing a half in Kentucky in March. We’ll see.
Question: Look at the post title. Substitute one word and what song do you have?