I signed up for - not a 5k - not a 10k - BUT a 15k and I’m really excited. It all started when I unexpectedly walked 8.6 miles with another SP. I felt so good afterward, I thought I should do it more often. Of course that walk was at my 20 minute mile pace and not the 14.59 minute mile pace the race requires.
Training started this week and I did run/walk a 15 minute mile without a second to spare. But again, that was one mile. It’s going to be a push and I’m going to have to work hard, but it’s a fun goal and I have three months to prepare. Another training exercise I’m doing is stair climbing. I’m walking up/down 10 flights of stairs (for now) at work 1-2x a day.
I’m not a super competitive person so this 15k is a good personal goal for me because it makes me push hard to obtain something I normally would approach very casually - 5k events are a walk in the park for me.
As I move toward a healthier, happier place where fitness and nutrition are top on my list, I realize what a personal journey it is for me. I’m happy to be doing this for me, by me.
OMGoodness What Have I Done - I’ve taken control of my life and it feels good.
1/26/15 - doing stairs and feeling pretty good. Later, at the gym - So proud of myself: 4.0 miles in under an hour (by 2+ mins) on the treadmill. It's not the same as running on my own, but I pushed myself last night and felt strong.
11/14 2 miles in 28 mins.
11/15 1 hour in pool arm and leg exercises/light lap swimming
11/17 stairs and walking on treadmill
11/18 walk-cycle 105 mins (trained 1 mile under 15 mins)
11/18 stairs and walked at lunch
11/19 strolled at lunch and 71 mins on eliptical
11/20 off day
11/21 strolled on treadmill and got up to 3.8 for awhile + chased dragon