Went for my first run today! Impressed with the great feelings of self-worth (mixed with runner’s high), but so not impressed with my stamina.
I decided to start right and pace myself, to optimize my overall improvement, as a bunch of other running blogs advised. So the plan was to run for one whole song, the walk for the next, and continue to alternate. Little did I know, two songs were more than enough. I ran for the first, easy-peasy, and wasn’t yet tired, so ran for half of the second as well. But at that point i was tired, which in hindsight, defeated the long-distance purpose. so I walked for a song… and then tried to run the whole next song, but couldn’t finish it. And then my intervals got smaller and smaller until they were just little spurts of running intermittent with mostly walking.
So disappointed. I was only out there for 20 minutes in total.
So… maybe I’m not the picture of health. Yet. But I will be, eventually. If i keep at it, and stop expecting so much from myself. Tomorrow, maybe three whole songs. Who knows?