The First Run

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.

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Leggings: Jockey from Marshalls, Sneakers: Nike

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.

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Runkeeper keeping track of my progress

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.

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Bright red face of triumph

Come Tuesday I am running another 3 miles, are you read, on your mark, get set, GO!

Miles Left: 4006

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About batelm2014

Trying to find happiness wherever life takes me and having fun along the way.
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19 Responses to The First Run

  1. Love your blog! I took a break from running and I am trying to get back into it! It’s the worst I have 0 motivation for it. That’s awesome you pushed through it though!

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  2. Lucy Marris says:

    Great to have found you! Can’t wait to watch your progress to ever more awesome week by week. Good luck with the challenge.

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  3. ewilko says:

    Well done on your run 🙂

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  4. Timea says:

    Thanks for popping by to my blog! Just like you said, running WILL get easier as you progress and you will learn to appreciate all the different aspects of it, I know it from my own experience. Well done and keep on keeping on! xxx

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  5. vickyv1983 says:

    Getting out there and starting is the hardest bit so well done you!!! I never thought I could be a runner and although I find the marathon training super hard at times I really enjoy it. Keep up the great work x

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  6. Cute pants! Those first steps are hard, nice work getting out there! Are you training for a half marathon?

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    • batelm2014 says:

      Yes I’m training for a half, but I’m kind of freaked out by all the injuries I’m reading about in blogs, so I’m taking it super slow and doing other workouts to build up muscles in my body.

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  7. Great run! Starting out already w and steady will keep injuries at bay… It will come easier as you go, but harder at the same time 😆 Training for a 1/2 is a great goal!

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