I decided I would loosely try out the couch to 5k program to pace my self and get into running but the problem is that I have never been a runner. In high school when I was on the swim team swimming for 3+ hours a day for 3 years and in weight lifting as a class, I could barely finish one lap around the track. I was in pretty bad shape endurance wise when I started and was dying around the 30 second - 1 minute mark. Kiera has been going with me since the beginning and she used made me look pathetic. That isn't the case now since I can run longer than she can. But she really enjoys it and I occasionally go by myself, which is saying something when you exercise alone! I also found my breathing pattern which I think was the biggest thing to figure out, oh and how exactly to run. I land on the balls of my feet and man has it given my non existent calves a work out. And my shins, oh the insides of my shins! Slowly but surely they are getting stronger and hurt a little less every time but they are getting there!
Am I going to do the 5k? Oh no no no. My goal is to do the fun run. Yes the 1 mile fun run. Seeing as I have NEVER ran a continuous mile in the 32 years of my existence I should be good to do the 1 mile since I have now 5 months to prepare. And who knows maybe by then I will be able to run 3 miles but I highly doubt it. I know what my body is telling me and it ain't happening so far. Maybe I will get to where I can run a fast 1 mile!
Too bad I don't have any runner friends to participate with me. Unless there is someone out there that wants to? Anybody?