I have always hated running. Once when Jeremy and I were dating we trie dto go on a run... one block in I said "this stinks," turned on my heel and walked home. Such is my relationship with the "sport."
For some odd reason the past couple weeks I have gotten it in my head that running is something I should take up. I have scoured websites dedicated to helping beginners learn to run and train themselves for marathons. I have deliberated, contemplated, and analyzed, but had yet to actually get on the move, until today.
Admittedly, I was a bit shy going to the treadmill section of the gym. I had seen people go there and come out okay, but I was a little apprehensive as to my chances of survival. I had NEVER been on a treadmill before. Sure, I have frequented spin classes, trained on the elliptical and even ran when I played basketball almost ten years ago in High school.. but this? This was new territory. So I got on and ran... I was pretty slow, but I really wanted to go 2 miles without stopping. What do ya know?? It turned out okay.
Although I have only done it once, I can totally see why people enjoy this form of exercise. So I have enlisted the help of my oh-so-competent pal Linds at the Daily Knack and she is going to help me train for a half marathon in August... Seems like quite the leap from one running session, but I think if I have a goal I can work towards it... so here's to starting something new!
Help me keep going by chekcing up with m y progress. I am starting with two miles for two weeks then I will add a mile every two weeks or so.