On Monday I Ran

Yesterday I got to the gym and did my final measurements from my boot camp class. I lost a few inches here and there. Even in my neck!

After I was measured I hopped on my old friend the treadmill. I haven’t really run since my last 5k. The one where I cried. I’ve decided to start getting on the treadmill for 30 minutes two days a week. I’m going to do some interval training. Three and One. Run three minutes and walk one. I considered Five and One, but I don’t want to push my body too much too soon.

And I survived!

I was pretty thrilled with making it through the run. I did end up walking about the last four minutes because my knees just started screaming when I hit 23 minutes. So I made it only a few more minutes before I just had to walk. I was bummed. But I still did it!

BAM. This is what survival looks like.

I really have nothing to say other than the fact that I did just survive. There were so many moments after the first couple round of three-minute runs portions that I just kept wanting to walk, but I powered through. I know that by giving up and walking I’m really only letting myself down. As lame as that sounds – no one else is going to truly care if I walk or not. Lucky for me my friends like me for me and not my running skills. Good thing for me.

It can only get better from here.

3 thoughts on “On Monday I Ran

  1. Jess says:

    Great job, Cindy! I’m so happy for you! That’s the wonderful thing about running; you can run for you, and the only person you’re competing against is yourself. And walking is definitely not a bad thing; I still find myself walking at times, especially during longer runs. I remember when you told me to start slow and steady. 🙂

  2. I want neck measurements! I totally have a tape for that.

    Also, WAY TO GO!!!

    I got back on the treadmill last night as well (and it’s totally your fault, but thank you).


  3. Rock on, lady! Every minute on the treadmill is SUCH an accomplishment. I know when I’m not racing, I rock the 3-2 (3 mintues running, 2 minutes walking) or the 4-1. It gets you working and gives you time to breathe for sure.

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