So, if you're new around here, here's a little history run down of my relationship with running.
I have never been a runner.
I repeat: never.
This past year, I started getting really into going to the gym. I had weekly classes I would take, my favorite being Lower Body Blast.
But when I went home to visit the fam, I didn't have a gym to go to. So when facing the issue of how to get a workout in without the gym, I resorted to running.
I vividly remember gearing up for that first run. It had been a while since I ran, so I was fully prepared to struggle.
I'll walk when I get to that stop sign, I'd think to myself.
And then I'd get to the stop sign, and lo and behold, I could keep going.
I didn't realize it, but all of those gym classes were building up my endurance. So suddenly I could run much farther and for much longer than I ever had been able to before. That first day I think I ran about the distance of a 5K without stopping.
Something I had certainly never done before.
So I decided to sign up for a few races. A 5K mud run, and a half marathon.
I was so excited to start training for something. It felt amazing.
Until it started to feel not so amazing, and I noticed pain in my foot. I kept running on it, thinking it was probably nothing.
Insert lesson learned here: Do not run on pain. Get it checked out, especially if it persists/gets worse!
Cue stress fracture. (Fun times)
But now everything's all healed, so it's time to get back on the training horse.
I've officially signed up for a 10K!
This one, to be exact:
And in case you haven't noticed from the pics, I've got me some new running shoes:
I'm gonna be real though, if I can do this, anyone can.
I went for 2 runs this past weekend, and I am literally in horrible shape.
I'm talking can't even run a mile straight without stopping to walk.
Total speed with all of the walking is about an 11 minute mile.
Looks like the break from the stress fracture took a toll, huh?
So here goes nothing! Back in training mode, hoping these apps will help kick me back into shape:
Ignore the Turtles, Huh? game on my phone. I'd like to say I downloaded it for my sister to play with.
So anywho, there you have it folks. Got 2 months to get myself back into running shape.
Ready, set, run!