WOOHOO!!! I DID IT! I ran today!!!!
I started the #5Kin100days program tonight. It involves RUNNING – something I have never done.
I had plans with 3 other workout buddies to meet at 7PM. At 4:30, one of them bailed. At 5:30, another one bailed. At 7:00 as I am waiting in the parking lot ready to go, the third one bailed. I pretty much said screw them and off I went.
I had programmed the workout into my JogLog program on my iPhone and had a couple of technical difficulties getting started with the workout program as I had never used that feature on JogLog.
Walked my 5 minutes. STRETCHED. Fast walked 10 minutes. As I know the 10 minutes was almost over, I got really nervous (had actually been very nervous all day knowing this was coming). I ran my minute. Then walked 2 minutes. Then ran. Well, you get the picture.
I can tell you this, I have terrible running form and am probably NOT doing it correctly. My ankles and calves hurt most of the time. I think I walk faster than I run. But I completed my workout and that’s what counts. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I thought I was doing it correctly. I guess I need pointers on my form.
I may never love running, but I am certainly willing to give it a try with this program.
So, all you runners out there – tips for newbies????