Back to running: Step one

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! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Back to running: Step one

  1. OMG we are just SO alike! Seriously, separated at birth! (Are you sure you weren’t adopted? I’m fairly sure I wasn’t, but …)
    Congratulations! I know for me, the first step in any new endeavour is often the hardest one. (The next hardest one comes about a week later when I have to decide whether the project’s worth the effort, or not, but that’s another story.) I’m so happy for you, and so proud for you 🙂

    • Well, I did always feel like I was adopted when growing up because I was so different from my sister and brother, but I was assured that was not the case.
      But I’m so glad we have this in common because this way we can support each other as we ease back into running. 🙂

  2. Remember what they say… A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! 🙂

  3. […] I’ve created a new challenge so that I can focus on doing things for the next week. Hopefully that will help kick start me into a new summer routine. I want to start running again. And I haven’t gone beyond the first run I took in April! […]

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