Monday, September 08, 2008

The Road to Six Foot Track 2009……

This morning I started running. Or more specifically, I started the Couch to 5km program – a program I have actually used with work colleagues and my son, all of whom were non-runners. However at my current level of fitness and dodgy health status, I thought it was probably an appropriate starting point for me too!

The session this morning started with a 5min brisk walk warm up, followed by 8 x 1min jog (90sec walk). I began really well, I thought. It was like, wow, I haven’t forgotten how to run, I’m not huffing and puffing, this is good. By the 5th 1min jog, it was more like gosh, how many more of these blasted intervals do I have left, it’s a bit harder than I thought, where’s my puffer?! But in all honesty it did feel good to be back outdoors and doing something that vaguely resembles physical exercise. After 6 weeks of doing bugger all, this felt great…..after I had got my breath back and my heart rate had dropped from alarming levels.

In five months I will be running Six Foot track. Today was the just the beginning of that journey!

7 comments:

Ewen said...

Good to see you back CJ. Six Foot! We'll have to get Strewth to have a go too. Woo hoo.

All the best.

Tesso said...

Won't be long CJ and you will be back doing what you do best, those long hilly runs.

strewth said...

Yay CJ - one small step for CJ - one huge step in the right direction! You go girl!

Friar said...

Every journey begins with the first step.

Now you've started. we're with you all the way.

iliketoast said...

Woohoo! You'll get there.

IHateToast said...

excellent way to start. i think i'll do the same. quit trying to be where i was before and just accept starting over. you're clever. must be the chocolate.

Jen_runs said...

Great to hear that you are getting back into it now CJ! You'll be flying up those hills in no time.