Now onto my run. I decided I was holding myself back last week. I started out on the Couch to 5K program, week one. I was feeling great and I think it was the best intro to slide back into running. I'd finish each run feeling like I could've went longer at each running interval. I don't want to get too wild right out of the gate but I also don't want to "do nothing" either. I say do nothing lightly because I remember when I thought I was going to die on the treadmill at the gym last November/December and there may be others out there who are just begining their running journey and certainly won't feel like they are "doing nothing". What I'm saying is, I think I can kick it up a notch. In fact that's what I did, if not just a bit, on Monday's run. I jumped forward to week 3 and listened to that for my walk/run. I ended up seeing some pals on the trail walking the dog and their most handsome baby boy (pic would've been nice...like I said above....) I paused the garmin but my iPhone was in my pocket and the music and program were still going. I missed some walk run ques and figured just start running. So I ran the three minutes it told me, then still feeling good I did another 3. Let's just get crazy now, I went for another 2 minutes without stopping. Then some walk/run on my own with some good tunes and back home to get ready for the night shift.
This ended up being a great run for many reasons
- I tried a new trail.
- Found out I kinda liked running on a trail....almost as much as pavement....okay, that's pushing it but I did really like it.
- I'm at a different starting point than I had previously thought
- I pushed myself and had a heckuva good time doing it.
- Seeing the respect and happiness in my friends eyes as they see me rocking the run.
I'm feeling pretty jazzed and all this jazziness has led me to ask a collegue of mine for an interview for my blog. She is a new runner who says I inspired her to run but she is way more inspiring to me especially after my unplanned hiatus. Stay tuned!