Wednesday: 2 mile easy jog hills + 1.5 mile walk
Thursday: 2 mile run/walk
Diet: Pretty stellar all week! *pats self on back*
I’ve finally reached the point where my body is craving running. Research states that it takes anywhere from 21-28 days for something to become a habit. I would agree that it took my body a month to realize that my running days were not abnormal. But it’s taken three months for me to actually enjoy running consistently.
Before I started running again after a *cough* seven-year hiatus, my main form of exercise was walking around the neighborhood. My city has this awesome set of walking paths which are pretty hilly and intense. I would either do what I dubbed the “short loop” – a 1.6 mile path with a steep hill at the end, or just “The Loop” which was a longer, 2 mile path with a shorter (but still steep) hill.
When I started Couch to 5K I thought to myself how nice it would be to one day be fit enough to run the short loop, and eventually, the long loop. During C25K training, I avoided said “loops” and went a different, less hilly way. But since I completed a 10K recently and have run 6-7 miles consistently on the weekend (albeit run/walking) I decided to go for it this week.
I did a slow easy jog around “The Loop.” Aside from the quarter-mile climb at the end it was really easy! Awesome! Dream fulfilled.
I’ve caught the running bug in full force – I’ve purchased new running books, renewed my Runner’s World subscription, obsessed over athletic apparel, and registered for 2 more half marathons (!). I’m excited!
Have a wonderful weekend!