Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Don't Wanna

Whose idea was this anyway? The last few days I've been wondering if I've bitten off more than I can chew...or run. Perhaps I should have just started with a 1 or 2 mile goal. I don't feel in any better shape and have lost no weight. Is this typical? Or am I not pushing myself enough? Because I feel that I have been.

Last Friday I aced my workout, it was my last "run 60sec walk 90sec" workout. I did it on our new treadmill.

Sunday we went to the Science Museum. There were 6 flights of stairs - should be easy for someone who has been exercising, right? Wrong. It whipped my butt! I made it up 4 sets and then had to stop and admire the view over the railing while I panted. Where's the endurance? The leg strengthening? Not around here.

Monday was my first "90sec run, 60sec walk" workout. I went outside after I got home from a ladies night out and was already tired. I managed to do 3 sets, a far cry from the 6 I did on Friday. My feet were painfully sore because I was experimenting with arch supports. Oops!

Okay, I don't want to sound whiny. It is not an easy road to start this fitness thing off. There are other regimens which right now look pretty good. But is it really the case of the grass being greener on the other side of the finishing line? All in all, I am probably in better shape than I was two weeks ago. I run a little easier especially in the beginning. My legs are often sore which means my muscles are building. I am seeing new aspects of my knees.

My hope is that a couple months from now, I can look back and read this and laugh. Laugh at how out of shape I was and be happy for how much I had improved.

Hope is what keeps me going.

1 comment:

Sparkee Spud said...

Ahh this is why alot of people give up when starting new excercise routines. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT! (not yelling, just bolding) You won't wake up and be an expert runner in the morning. It's a long and painful process. I used to run crazy amounts. Then after 7 years of lazing about I'm feeling it BAD. I feel your pain too. Just don't give up. One day it will get easier.