So after getting settled into college and getting adjusted to the block plan (where we take one course for three 1/2 weeks then we have a four day break) I finally got back into the whole working out thing. I walked the whole town and I thought it was only around three or so miles. The little walk I had planned turned into a six 1/2 mile walk and while I was super tired trudging up four flights of stairs, I’m super happy I got back into this and I feel actually pretty good!
I’ll probably make the trip every other day and just take a three mile route on the other days.
I found that running with the RunKeeper app is actually a lot better for me than GetRunning. I’m so appreciative of GetRunning, because it actually got me running. But with RunKeeper, I was able to set a distance goal for each split and I found that works best for me. I switch between running .25 miles an walking .25 miles and it’s so much easier to make it to three miles without getting so discouraged because I can’t run for 5 minutes without getting extremely winded or quit running altogether.
Aaandd after a week, I’m finally getting back to running. My family is setting up for a sale and I’m prepping for college and I honestly should have made 20 minutes to run. Now I got to week three and man was those 3 minute runs hard! But I never stopped running, just slowed my pace wayyy down. I got through it and even walked a mile and a half to maybe make up for a little bit. (Which I figure I would do after each of this weeks work out or maybe after every workout.)
ALSO SOME GOOD NEWS: I noticed that my mile time has decreased drastically since I ran it in high school. I used to be at around 15 minutes and if it was a super bad day even close to 18 minutes. I have been checking my times with another app and today I noticed I dropped to 10 minutes 42 seconds! (Which I checked online and the average mile for girls should be 10 minutes for “healthy” time and under 9 for “athletic” times. I really never believed in times telling you how healthy a runner you are, but now that I’m close to that time… BOO YEAH!)
I just finished week 2! I probably should have finished about 3 days ago, but a lot happened over the weekend (activities, nothing bad!) and I wasn’t able to get running. And I could tell I probably shouldn’t have waited so long! While the work out feels shorter and a tad bit easier, I got out of breath a lot quicker since I took 4 days “break”. But I feel really proud of myself for getting it done an cant wait till next week!