Thursday, September 24, 2009

Day 3 -- things are a little better :)

Today I hit the road... I walk/ran around the neighborhood - running 60 seconds (no handrails to hold onto this time) alternating with walking for 90 seconds for 20 minutes and then afterward I walked for another 20 minutes. I covered 2.7 miles in 40 minutes... it's a starting point, right?

Two obstacles I've discovered while running on the streets:
(1) DOGS -- Not the biggest pet person, but dogs barking at me (and potentially chasing after me) scares me quite a bit. I encountered 1 barking dog today (he didn't chase), but it put me on heightened alert for the rest of my workout.
(2) I got a BLISTER :( -- I went to get fitted for running shoes, but when I got home, I noticed that my new ones were remarkably similar to my current sneaks (which quite frankly aren't that old). I decided to bring them back and talk to the salesperson, but in the meantime I would use my old sneakers. They have never given me any problems before, but today I got a blister... OUCH! Guess I'll have to go out and buy some band-aids, because a little blister isn't going to stop me now.

I'm pretty excited about my training for this race (even if I do walk most of it). It's nice to have a new goal to focus on rather than numbers on a scale... who knows, maybe this is just the thing to get me back to making healthy choices all around.

Starting my 35th year on the right track...



lydia eve said...

WOW! That's so awesome. That's something I always think I should do, and then I think about running for even 30 seconds in a row and go, "screw that!" So... you're my new hero!

Can't wait to hear your progress!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go. sometimes it is easier to run on the road cuz it is less boring. but I'm with you about the dogs.

The Carter Family said...

Good job LP!! I hate dogs in the neighborhood too. I think it's an awesome start!! I hope that your birthday was perfect!!