This year, I really want to start running again. Before depression and injuries hit, I was able to run half marathons!
Today, I took the first step: I walked home from work on what was our first nice sunny spring day this year.
The walk was a brisk walk of thirty minutes, and a little less than 3 km. But it’s the first step for many reasons.
1) My biggest issue is always just getting out there and doing it. I love it when I do get out, but that is always a problem because I build it up to this big mountainous task in my head.
2) I never even got out my bike last summer, let alone ran, so this is the opportunity to scope things out, find the best paths and be inspired by all the other runners I see along the way. I think exposure will be key.
3) I’ve been doing lots of yoga but no other exercise. And you really do need to walk before you run. This was a good walk, and it had hills too! So it’s a good warm-up for my leg muscles.
Let’s hope today’s success inspires a second step! 🙂