Thursday, January 20, 2011

2.5 mile goal

This morning I reached my weekly goal of 2.5 miles running.

I was up about 4:45AM and got my bum down to the treadmill. I will confess I am a wimp and I will not run outside in the dark. Some may even suggest that I am afraid of the dark. Its not the dark I am afraid of but the chance their is a creepy person in the dark. Thankfully a year or more ago we picked up a treadmill on craigslist. To the treadmill I went with a plan to just run as far as I could and walk the rest - hoping I would reach my weekly goal.

I always start with a .25 mile warm up, its so early I need to get my legs moving before I can even think of trying to run. Once that was complete off I went.....with legs that felt like someone replaced my shoes with shoes full of lead! After about a .5 of a mile I started to remind myself that I am strong and I can do this! In the end I completed m y 2.5 miles of running and walked the rest of my 45 minutes. My workout time on the treadmill is typically 45-48 minutes, this is becuase we have a TV set up in front of the treadmill with access to Netflix - I like to stream a TV show while working - I am addicted to watching Nip/Tuck while I workout, thankgodness I am only on Season 2 - it will help me get through this training. I am looking forward to running outside though, just not in the dark, not in the cold and hopefully not in the rain.....oh wait I live in Washington, I am sure I will have some rain runs in my future.

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