Today, John and I trekked over to our new gym ~ literally, as it’s within walking distance of our house.
And my new goal began.
I’d like to run a 5K or two, and then the Broad Street run next spring, followed by ~ if I can keep up with it and my legs are cooperative ~ a half marathon next fall.
Let me tell you, after my brief sojourn on the treadmill, I have a long way to go.
But I’ll mark it anyway. I spent 42 minutes on the treadmill. I jogged the first mile in a little over ten minutes. I walked at a 2.0 incline for a few minutes (probably about a half mile or so), and then I jogged another mile. This one felt waaaaay better than the first mile (which made me wonder if my new, year-long goal was something beyond lofty). I hit a nice stride, and felt a bit more confident. I petered out at 30 minutes, then pushed myself to finish the third mile strong ~ which I hit at 34 minutes. I’d hoped to do three miles in 30 minutes, but seeing as it’s my first time on a treadmill in over a year and half, I’ll take the 34.
Then I walked til John was done lifting at a slight incline. My quads hate me right now.
It’s dinner and relax time. We’re gonna munch on some fresh tomatoes that came home with us yesterday, and a few Trader Joe snacks while watching ‘MasterChef.’
Enjoy your Monday night!