I decided to teach myself to run the correct way.
In 2006 when I started my weight loss quest it was an odd journey into the "jogging/wogging" category. I was doing Weight Watchers and simply logging time on the treadmill. I had worked my way up in distance and was getting bored to tears on the treadmill for upwards of an hour everyday. So I started egging myself on to hit the 3mile marker faster to get my arss off the treadmill and so something else. Eventually I got myself up to jogging on the treadmill, but it included the rails quite a bit. Jillian Michaels would have yelled and called me a pansy, but hey, I was doing it. I even got brave enough to start doing 5Ks and logged six of them in 2007. My fastest time supposedly (which now I look back is nearly impossible to be accurate) was a 34:12. Lets just say I'd kill for that now!
Life threw me curveballs in my journey in 2009 with a serious car accident which pretty much ended my relationship with my treadmill.
I'll go more into the last four years in another post....but for now, here I am at 37yrs old with a total of nine 5ks under my belt in the last six years and today I started my first real training program to be a 'runner.'
Week 2 Day 1: a 31minute cycle resulting in 2.8 miles.say what?? that's superslow....less than a basic walk of 4.0mpg. It had to be the 5minute warm up!? But I was a good little girl and listened the lady in my earbuds telling me walk or run or cool down.
I struggled with the treadmill and the toggling, but found a groove and setting to toggle between a 4.5mpg walk and a 5.5mpg 'run.' Technical difficulties were abound with my new ear buds, so I may be shopping for another set soon.
Its supposed to be a 3 workout a week routine, but for the sake of my 430 alarm, I may do it the 5days. Perhaps doing the Week2 workouts for 5 consecutive days rather than the 3?
I guess I will wait and see what my body tells me its ready for.