Monday, July 6, 2009

Week 2 - Run 1

Brisk 5 minute warm up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging for two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

I was really excited to get out on my run today. I finally feel like I'm getting into a runners mindset. When I first started running again, I knew it was something that I had to do but didn't really want to. I wasn't excited about it. It all changed yesterday when I went for my bike ride and flew down the hills with a big smile on my face.

I headed to Western Springs for the run. The run was the perfect mixture of challenging and enjoyment. The first few sets were easy but as the run got on, I started finding it difficult. This is when the lazy part of me started saying "You can stop now, it doesn't matter" but I really wanted to finish the run. I knew I would be dissapointed in myself if I didn't finish the run. I have given up so many times before and I really didn't want to do that again. So even though I felt like I was going to be sick, I kept going and finished it! WOOT! I am so happy with myself.

So tonight I will do my other exercises (stretches, push ups and crunches) and tomorrow will be a rest day since my muscles need a break.



Lisa said...

Congratulations! Way to push past that negative voice inside you. I promise you it will get easier.

Katie said...

Thanks Lisa! I really appreciate it :)

Marci said...

Great job, thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll add you to my reading list!

Erin C. said...

Good for you! It can be tough to push your way through a workout, and all runners --- no matter how experienced --- face that challenge occasionally. In fact, I'm kind of dealing with it myself today. So you're not alone! Keep up the good work.

Irish Cream said...

Way to go, Katie! AWESOME JOB :) It's so hard to push through sometimes, but as Lisa says, it WILL get easier! Granted, when it does, you'll still have those runs that totally kick your a$$, but you'll also have the perfect, almost effortless runs that make the sport so darn addicting! Keep up the great work!

Katie said...

Thanks everyone! You guys rock :)