So, my 5K walk / run / hobble is now less than two months away. So this morning for the first time I ran outside. I’ve been running on the treadmill for a few weeks now (in bursts, a la C25K), but the more I thought about it the more I realised that while that’s good (all exercise is good :)), it doesn’t necessarily mesh with what I’ll be doing in June.
So starting today I am getting up early and running just a little bit and building up gradually. This morning I did a quick warm up walk and then I ran 600 metres (woo! Over 10% of 5K! – I’m going to take every little victory, believe me :)), and I’m hoping to add 50 to 100 metres on each time I run. Hopefully this, added to gymming and swimming two to four times a week, eating healthy, drinking water, sleeping right, done girl dancing etc. should add up to increased health and pounds down.
Running in the morning is a good thing for me for many reasons – it’s quieter out there (I really don’t feel I need an audience for this right now!). It’s cooler. It’s a heck of a wake up call. I really hope I can sustain this. I was pleasantly surprised at how little running on the pavement hurt my knees…but was a little worried that I was wheezing a little. Cool air was a trigger to my asthma years back and now I’m not medicating for asthma I’d hate to knock myself back on that. Hence the very ‘tortoise’ approach to proceedings.
I have said before I don’t mind if I run or walk the 5K, and that remains true. I’d just hate to think I hadn’t tried, you know?