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?

LOL

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!

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5 comments:

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!!

Vicki 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.