Yesterday I went on my first jog. Well, if I walked 95% of it it’s not really going on a “jog” but I purposefully ran segments of the walk so it’s a jog in my book! I don’t ever remember doing that in the past; I’ve always avoided jogging, even when I was in a working out phase – I just walked really fast on the treadmill. I took my dog and he was happy to be running – or it was more like trotting for him. He looked up at me and I’m not sure he was just happy or concerned at this strange turn of events. He probably thought I was going to keel over and so did I at one point when I was going up hill and pushing really hard. I just kept trying to make it to some kind of marker like a mailbox or stop sign so I could remember how far I could run and compare it as I make progress in my fitness. Right now I can’t really run more than a half a block at a time without my legs seizing up. I’ll stretch next time.
My sister started running seriously in the last year and I’ve been so inspired by her. She’s run 5 or 6 half marathons and a full marathon in Niagara Falls that looked so beautiful! I can’t imagine having a body that could actually do that. I’m going to start imagining! It would be really fun to run together. I hope I can reach that level of fitness. Maybe not a full marathon but I want to at least run a 5k this year.
Today I am so sore from Tae Bo (and running I guess). Hard to believe that punching an imaginary speed bag would make me this sore throughout my entire upper body! I’ll give Billy Blanks some props – he was motivating.
Guess what? After week one I’ve lost 5 lbs! Yay! The first 10 comes off really quickly – they go much more slowly after that.