A slight change in plans

Sunday, July 07, 2013
Didn't take long, did it?  Well, after thinking it over for a few days, trying hard not to listen to the nagging voice in my head whispering "run" over and over again, and getting some great words of encouragement from Ragrobyn, I've decided to try to give running yet another shot.  I am refusing to worry about speed or time and instead focus on (as those Nike ads order me) just doing it.  There will be no admonishments from uninspired clinic co-leaders to run faster; the mere fact that my two stubby little legs are moving is more than enough inspiration and self-encouragement I need, thank you very much.

Ran for the first time in months today, seven sets of walk 2 minutes/run 1 minute and boy oh boy was I pooped.  I can't blame it on the heat/humidity any more as things have cooled off here in Edmonton.  I missed my scheduled walk on Friday and have been pretty lethargic for the past three days.  Plus I'm outta shape and could lose more than a few pounds.  I'm using this training program I found online which I believe is identical to the RR's clinic schedule (from what I remember) but will take it at my own pace. If I'm not ready to move to the next week, I'll do the current week again. And again if need be.  Its not about a particular race or setting a personal best time; its about becoming a runner. 

Having said that, I am still thinking about walking the Hypo Half in February unless I'm super amazing at this running thing...


Robyn said...

YAY YOU!!! When I did the C25K in January, I would repeat the weeks until I could run without having a stroke. IMHO running stroke free is vital to long term stability. HA! The first year is the hardest. But here is me cheering you on! "Go Karen GO Karen GO Karen!" If this fat girl can run (ok, what I do is not really running but Bart Yasso says it is) ANYONE can run! :) See you on the Edmonton Trails!

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