So last night we were at a friends house and were talking about how I REALLY want to run a 5k in April. The gals that were there had trained for a 5k last year and told me to google how to train for it, that basically you run/walk in intervals until you build up your endurance. I got on google this A.M. and was not finding the training they were talking about. Everything I found looked way too aggressive for this body. The one thing that really stuck out... and really it totally could have been an ad.... said "start running today." So... I headed over to the gym and after doing my warm up and resistance I climbed onto the treadmill. I wasn't sure exactly what to do but i managed to program the little walk/jog/run buttons to paces I felt comfortable with and for 30 minutes I did intervals!!!! I jogged for 2 minutes and walked for 3. That's right boys and girls... in the words of Forrest himself "I wAs RuNnIn!!!!!" Well really I was jogging but holy cow, I was seriously moving in a running type motion and the best part is I didn't die!
I felt a huge sense of accomplishment today and I can't WAIT to work out again! It's amazing how good it feels to break down these walls I've built for myself. I've always told myself I can do anything if I want it bad enough. I guess i finally do. :o)