Up at 5:20 am
to the Y by 5:40
ran on the treadmill. at first, alternating between 5.0 mph and 5.8 mph (I am a SUPER SLOW runner, so I usually stick around 5-5.3, but I needed a hard workout). After a few minutes of rotating, I pushed myself up to 6.0, ran that for 2 minutes. HAH, I did it. Couldn't believe it. So, I got gutsy. After my "rest" at the 5.0 run, I upped the speed back to 6.0, I ran at that speed for the remainder of my workout... 14 - yes - FOURTEEN minutes.
I kid you not when I say that I often run at about 5.3 mph and after a few minutes need to walk, because I'm tired or my side hurts. I think I've run once or twice since the winter weather hit. So, I'm out of practice, too. I felt crazy tired, but SO excited/happy/amazed/rewarded by my run. (never thought I'd say THOSE words.)
I'm pretty excited to get back on the treadmill and try it again, see how well I do.
If you've read this far, you might be wondering why I haven't run again yet. Well, I suffer from some knee issues. Have since high school. So, my knees were a little sore yesterday, so I did the elliptical instead. it's much nicer on your joints. today was spin class. MG and I have been going every friday morning.
So, next week, I'll be back on the treadmill. Yes, I take the weekends off! Hopefully this isn't like my golf game, where every year my first round out is my best & I go downhill from there.
Let's see if I can create a re-do of one of the best workouts... and runs I've ever been on.
Do you have a workout success story? Or maybe you're struggling and are looking for some encouragement, 'cause that happens to us all. Please share.