Since my first few posts have focused more on my history, I thought I’d post about something more current. For the last 10 months, I’ve walked the same route from my house to City Park, around Big Lake (yep, that’s the name), and back–it’s about 2.1 miles. I’ve slowly started incorporating more running, but for a while I was doing it without any sort of plan and wasn’t really getting anywhere. Now I’m doing Runner’s World 8-Week Beginner’s Program, and so far it hasn’t been too difficult and I feel like I’m actually making progress. We’ll see what the coming weeks bring!
I was out the door at 5:45am for my run–5 minutes running, 1 minute walking, 5x. Honestly, I don’t run much faster than I walk (and some of you could probably walk faster than I run!), but speed isn’t the point right now. Right now I’m just trying to build up my endurance. I seriously wanted to just walk a few times, especially during the last 2 intervals, but I didn’t! I knew I’d be disappointed with myself if I did that.
It’s already ridiculously humid in the mornings here in New Orleans, so by the time I finished my run, I was SOAKED with sweat. I love sweating when I exercise–I think of it as all the fat melting off of my body.
I’m off to work on the blog some more–I’m hoping to get a Weight Loss Stats page up, and a Goals page by tonight.