It hurts to sit down. It hurts to stand up. Walking down the stairs? Total agony. Walking up the stairs? Painful. Walking in general? Ouch.
Yep, I’ve started running again. I gotta tell you, I’m darned proud of me, too.
Sunday night, I initially left the house to go for a brisk walk. Well, the runner in me would not hear of that! About two minutes into walking, I started running. It felt so right. Three and half minutes into running, however, I was questioning my sanity! I stopped running and walked. For the next twenty minutes I did 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking.
When I got home, I was beat. Mr. Tech had to help me out of my running shirt and sports brassiere. He’s such a peach.
Anyhoo. I ran again yesterday (in the rain, mind you). I added another minute to my initial running time. I ran for four and a half minutes with out stopping. I then switched to the 90 seconds on/90 seconds off routine. I went further, though, as I was out for about forty minutes this time.
I plan to sign up for a 5K in September as I’m sure I’ll be up to at least four miles per run at that time.
When I first started running I started at the beginning of October and ran (without stopping to walk) a 5K on December 9th. I think it took so long because I was learning how to run. As a new runner, I started off running heel-toe-heel-toe. I now know better.
I’m so excited!!! I can’t wait to run another 5K.