Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday morning run...

So I did something this morning that I haven't done since July... I went running.

Can you believe that?

I was thinking about it the other day about how I haven't gone running in forever. I've just been biking and walking. This was a nice change of pace. Although my lungs are killing me, now. It is 40 degrees (fahrenheit) out there. It felt really good, though, until I started breathing real hard, then my nose and lungs started burning.

Then I had a sneezing bout when I got back inside. I think it was because my nose was so cold outside and it was so warm in here. :]

I was watching Biggest Loser last night and saw how they ran for 10 miles outside. I thought 10 MILES??? Man, that's a lot for such large people. So I thought, well, I'm smaller than all of them so I should be able to do that, right?


I ran for a half a mile and thought I was going to die!

I think they're in much better shape than I am, you think?

They've been working out in the gym for like 8 hours a day for the past couple of months. Even though they may be 50 or 100 pounds larger than me, I'm sure they're in MUCH better shape than I am right now.

So I'll be content with my half a mile and count it an accomplishment. I've never run a half a mile before—non-stop. The community I live in is a half a mile around the loop. So I started out walking then started running after one lap around. I only made it half way around running and I thought my heart was going to beat right out of my chest. So I walked for a lap and then started running again. I had planned on running a half a lap again but as I got closer to the half way mark, I said to myself, just go to that next bend in the road, you can do that. So I did. Then as I was approaching that bend, I said go to the next bend. So I did. Then as I got to that bend, I said, you can go all the way around, now, you're more than three-quarters of the way around. So I went all the way around. That was enough. I walked for a half a lap and then went in.

It might not sound like alot, but that was a huge accomplishment for me!

I forgot to put on my heart rate monitor this morning, so I don't know how many calories I burned or how high my heart rate got.

Oh, well. Great exercise time this morning!



Deborah said...

Yay you! Glad to hear you got to start back.

Deborah said...

started not start.

suzanne said...

I though i left a post but i think it dissapeared! Oh well! I just wanted to say you rock and that when i got up this morning there was snow on the ground!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I just found your blog and you look amazing. Hopefully one day soon I'll be able to go on a run. I eventually want to do a 5K. Your success motivates me to do better.

JC said...

Sounds like a big accomplishment to me. I can walk but not jog or run. Good for you.