I did it! I did it! I went for a run. I am so proud of myself... I actually managed to get out of the house and complete my run! The program for today was:
Walk for 1 minute, run for 1 minute. Repeat 7 times for a total of 14 minutes.
I didn’t end up doing the program though but for a good reason. I am planning on joining the New Zealand Reserve Army as soon as I am fit enough. There are certain fitness requirements which include running 2.4km in 12 minutes or less, doing 45 curl ups and 15 push ups. So I decided I would run the 2.4km and do the push-ups and curl ups to see what I had to work from (I know there is a technical term for this but it escapes at me the moment). Here’s how I did:
2.4km Run – 21.49 minutes
Sit-ups – 50
Push ups – 5
So I need to cut a good 9 minutes off my run but I think I did OK considering my lack of physical activity in recent months. I was really disappointed with my number of push ups though. I used to be able to do 50 easily and would always beat the boys at Youth Group. But since giving up riding, my physical strength has waned dramatically. I plan to get back my old strength back.
The run was pretty good in itself. It was surprisingly foggy but a nice temperature so I wasn’t too hot or cold. I walked for quite a bit of it but did manage to run for a good 7 minutes (not in a row). I had eaten a pretty big meal of KFC about an hour and a half before hand which was a BAD idea and it sat all heavy in my stomach making me feel a bit off during the run.
Sadly, I failed when it came to V. I gave into temptation and had one. I think it’s more of a habit then anything. So tomorrow I am going to leave my eftpos cards at home so I can’t buy one.