This was my lame ass outfit that I wore, ill-fitting fleece from head to toe.
Things have changed and now I wear proper running clothes. I do still have and wear that hat though! It’s the best running hat because it covers my ears without riding up.
Currently it’s Day 8 and I’ve had 5 proper runs so far this year. Three rest days, two unintentional ones but shit happens so I’m not going to stress over that.
My knees are a little achy during the run but that’s what happens when you’re carrying around extra weight. I’m slowly getting used to the elevation and my breathing is getting much better.
Today I ran the farthest before needing to stop for a walk break so I’m counting that as great progress. I think I’ll be able to run a full mile soon without stopping.
The plan is that I will not be increasing mileage until I can run the current distance without stopping to walk. Once I can run a mile without stopping, and do that consistently, then I’ll bump up to a mile and a half, and so on from there.
For motivation, I reread a post I wrote back in 2009 about running. I needed that. I will be a runner again, it’s just going to take me a little longer than expected.
How are you doing with your 2014 fitness goals?