And I ran….
Posted February 14, 2013on:
So I did it!
I ran my first mile for my personal fitness challenge.
I got home from work on Tuesday, put on my running clothes, walked to the apartment gym, got on that treadmill and… jogged.
I’ve never been a runner, so the jogging is an accomplishment on its own!
I ran at 3.5 speed on the treadmill. I don’t know if all treadmills follow that particular numbering system, but it seems like every treadmill I’ve gone on is the same.
I actually jogged straight for 0.6mi. Then I walked from 0.6-0.7mi, then jogged again from 0.7-0.9mi, and then walked from 0.9-1.0mi.
That means I jogged for a total of 0.8mi and briskedly walked for 0.2mi.
That session took 19 minutes to complete.
It may seem like a long time for most people, but for me, that is a major accomplishment.
I could NEVER finish a mile in under half an hour.. even in my middle school and high school days. I could NEVER run for half a mile straight before, so running a little over half a mile was very encouraging for me.
The next day, I was sore. I guess my legs just aren’t used to this anymore.
I’m very encouraged from this first run. I really think I can do this!