Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ready, Set...Go?

Today was the big day, the restart of my marathon training program.  I put on my running clothes.  I used my inhaler.  I got the correct cadence in my head for Chi running (180bpm).  Then I went outside....and made it to the end of the cul-de-sac before I ran out of breath.  

So I am definitely out of shape.  I walked/jogged around the block, about 3/4 of a mile.  I walked up the big hill, and tried to jog in place whenever I needed a break (every few yards).  My cadence was fine, but I know I didn't have the lean right. And I can't believe how out of shape I am:(

But it was  a start.  And the good news is that my hamstrings didn't hurt.  I didn't do them any further damage that I could tell.  Admittedly, I didn't do much running, either, but hey, it's a start!


  1. I love your perseverance! You can do it. One day at a time and you'll get there.

  2. Thanks, CJ! I appreciate the pep talk. I need all the encouragement I can get. But I'm nothing if not stubborn, so I'll keep slogging along!!!!