before we go any further, let me just apologize to anyone who may have had the unfortunate experience of watching me struggle through my first run today. i know anyone who drove past must have been feeling incredibly bad for me. i know i looked pathetic.
but i did it. that was the goal for today.
i went 2* miles with walking/jogging intervals. i did a five minute walking warm up and then alternated 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking. i did the walking/jogging pair seven times. of course, it became time to start the seventh jogging interval right at the bottom of the hill the comes up my street to my house. i was praying landon wasn't looking out the window.
aside from looking ridiculous, it felt really good to do something. i haven't worked out at all since the summer after my freshman year in college when i worked out really hard with a personal trainer and the smu volleyball team. on top of the sense of accomplishment making it to this 10k will bring, i know it will improve my quality of life by way of energy and positive outlook.
finally, i felt like i was having "me" time this afternoon. i got a whole half hour to work toward a pretty hefty goal. and then the greatness continued when i took a good long shower while landon was still watching the kids. if i can have an hour three times a week to be alone with my thoughts and my running shoes and enjoy a good shower, i think i'll be a pretty happy woman, no matter how fast - or should i say slow - i run the race at the end.
so here's to the capital 10k. the destination is daunting, but i'm focused on putting one foot in front of the other.
today, i took my first steps.
*changed from 1.5, which was reported in the original post. i re-clocked it, and, let's face it, i couldn't short-change myself!