Yesterday I got running shoes and today I had every reason not to start running today. It was late and getting dark, in the evenings there are a lot of mosquitoes and I’m allergic. Also I was wondering if there would be a lot of people that I know or any people at all. I didn’t want anyone to criticize my running/walking.
I have been delaying this for so long and somehow I decided to go.
There is a levee 5 minutes from my house and for years I have been going there to roller blade.
I was running 1 and walk 2 minutes. And I did it for 30 minutes.
It was dark, I got mosquito bites all over my arms, shoulders and neck. I saw a snake on my way home.
I came wet and red, but proud. 7 months ago
Yesterday me and my darling went shopping and I got awesome looking army shorts.
He said they would be great for rollerblading (I do this quite often).
As I was walking home over the path I’m usually rollerblading, I thought those shorts would be great for running too.
So I decided to ask my mom to buy me running shoes, since my dear bought me high heel shoes.
And then I just have to wait a bit longer for some warmer weather and that’s it. I found great program how to start running.
At first you walk much more then run. As time passes you replace walking time with running time and that’s it. 11 months ago
I have never been a runner. Even in High school I didn’t run the mile, I walked it. A few years ago I decided I wanted to learn to run. I did a couch to 5K but was still mostly a walker. In spring 2012 I joined a group called No Boundaries sponsored by New Balance at my local Fleet Feet Running store. This is a beginner 5k training group. It changed everything. I learned to find my own pace and not worry about others. I was still run walking but more running than walking.
Nov 2, 2012 I completed a 1/2 marathon run/walking. It was fantastic!! A week or so after that a friend invited me to run with her. I was nervous because she’s training for a marathon and is not doing a run/walk but I knew her pace was about were mine was with my run walking.
I was amazed that by slowing my running pace down I was able to run continuously talk and laugh and not have to walk up the hills!!
I’m a runner. You wouldn’t know it by looking at me, but I’m a runner and I love it! 11 months ago
I cant and I dont run. I’m attempting to run. 11 months ago