Well folks I did it! My first run of the season, and 3.25 miles of it. I’m not going to lie this morning when I woke up and I knew I had to run, I was not looking forward to it. I was afraid I would get bored, give up, and turn around to go back home.
When I began my run this morning I gave myself plenty of time to warm-up and stretch. It might be spring time, but the weather outside is a crisp 50 degrees. After 15 minutes of running, my knees began to really bug me, my chest hurt, my right hip was acting all wonky. I didn’t know what to do, my mind went into panic mode “just don’t get injured” it told me.
I stopped running and decided to run for 5 minutes, stretch for 5 minutes. It really helped! I think I will keep doing this until I can comfortably run without feeling like my body is falling apart. I finished 3.25 miles in 45 minutes and I am so dang proud of myself.
For the beginner runners out there like me don’t give up, it gets easier. Hey! We have to start somewhere and the beginning might seem like a never ending journey of pain, but I know when we reach the finish line we will be feeling so great! I have to say though I downloaded a half marathon training program for beginners, so that I would have some kind of plan to follow.
Come Tuesday I am running another 3 miles, are you read, on your mark, get set, GO!
Miles Left: 4006