new shoes

I’ve been tossing around the idea of running. Yes, I said running. I’ve always gone on and on about how I HATE to run, why would anyone want to run if they don’t have to? And so on. So, why would I CHOOSE to run? I have been really lazy about doing my workout DVDs the last couple of weeks. I’m ready for something different. The weather is so nice.. It’s time to try something new.

My cousin told me about the Couch to 5K plan a long time ago. But of course I brushed it off because I HATED even the thought of running. Well, I revisited the site and decided that now is the time to give it a try. I like the plan because it starts out slow and increases the amount of running in small increments. Of course, if I were to just go out and decide to run I would be very discouraged and would give up quickly. But alternating walking and running makes it much more attainable. It also gives me a new goal to work toward, which is something I really need right now.

So…today while shopping I bought a new pair of running shoes. And those nice, new, WHITE (I don’t usually buy white tennis shoes) shoes went for their first walk/run tonight. Even though their owner didn’t really want to go along. The plan for this week is to run 3 days. Brisk warm-up walk for 5 min. The alternate 60 seconds running, 90 seconds walking for 20 minutes. I did the warmup and 6 runs. So I was close to that. I probably should have done one more interval, but the sun was setting and I figured I better get off the road.

Oh…and when I mentioned to my husband that I had just finished my first walk/run…he chuckled. I asked him why. He said it was just the thought of me running (I have never been althleticly inclined). I told him I would like to see him run. He said he can run just fine (uh, huh…back when he was in college). So…buddy, you better watch it…cuz now I have to prove him wrong! I can run if I want to.


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