In case you’re wondering what all of my crazy is about, you can click to read my intro to Zero to Princess Half in 45 days.
I went for my first walk/run on Saturday. It was 60 degrees out and sunny. We spent the entire morning at the park with the kids, taking in the sunshine and fresh air. 60 degrees in January in Buffalo doesn’t happen often, y’all. We took full advantage.
This is what I ended up with:
While it’s not 13.1 miles, it’s something. I did a 5k+ under the required pace time (16 minute mile). I didn’t feel like death after and I actually enjoyed myself. My plan was to start out slowly (helloooo haven’t run since September, remember?) and only do a mile or so. The little lady on the Nike+ app told me I hit a mile and my brain immediately said “Nah, we’re not turning around just yet”. When she told me I was at two miles, my brain said “just a little farther and then we’ll turn around”. At three miles, I decided to hit the loop around back home. I forgot how awesome it is to be ALONE on the road, with my music and my thoughts, ALL ALONE.
There was definitely a lot more walk than run on this one, but even with that, my fastest mile (mile 1) clocked in at 12’20″. Not too shabby, really. I’m a tiny bit sore, but not as much as I expected for not doing a single shred of exercise since September. Definitely not sore enough to sit today out. I’m hoping to get some type of run/walk in tonight while dinner is in the oven. If not, Jillian and I will have a nice, sweaty, romantic date once the kids are in bed.
I realize it’s a long was away from 13.1 miles, especially with 38 days left until race day, but it’s a start. And as the running cliche goes, Did Not Finish is better than Never Started At All.
The Princess Half is 38 days away.