I decided to try adding in some easy running intervals. Reading about other bloggers training and thinking about the upcoming Seawall Half Marathon that I was supposed to run gave me the bug to try a little running again. Then "Shock and Awe" happened.
I set Garmigon for my intervals and also tried to set him to alert me at 1 mile increments. He would only do one. Does anyone know if you can set the Garmin to time intervals and give 1 mile distance alerts at the same time?
With the intervals set, I began slogging down my street.
Shock: my body was shocked that I would attempt running again
Awe: My legs said, "Awe, hell. We're not doing this again, are we? Didn't you discover that runnning gives you all kinds of aches and pains? Seriously?"
It went pretty good. Nothing spectacular happened. I will admit that I skipped my run interval if I came upon a construction crew in the neighborhood. Sorry. You have to buy a ticket if you want to see me jog past. My jiggle doesn't come for free.
After 1 mile of easing back into running, my knee said, "I will literally tear your @$$ up if you even think about doing this for 1 more mile." I heeded the advice of knee and walked for the next mile.
At mile 2 I was stopped by a man who was working on a yard. He wanted me to hire him to care for my yard. Dude! Sweating here, trying to get my exercise on. Not cool at all. Then he wanted to know if I had a pen so I could write down his phone number. "No, I rarely carry pens while I exercise." He proceeded to tell me how his grass seed is better than the seed they sell at Lowe's because when you mow his rye grass it doesn't get wet and pack down. Instead of arguing with him about logic problems in his arguments, I said "OK" and walked away. I'm sure his seed is nice but I'm not in the market and he only pushed me a little further over the edge in my "exercising in front of a work crew" phobia.
Here I wanted to go back to intervals again instead of distance alerts. Thought maybe I'd try running again during the last mile plus there were dark storm clouds approaching. Somehow I reset everything on the Garmin and my distance and time were all back to 0. Oh well.
I finished up my 1.1 miles to complete my 5k for the day. 3 days down, 26 more to go. Woohoo!
The kids each walked/jogged a mile on the treadmill. It makes me happy to see them being active too.
And last night Rachel had a dance. It was a celebration of music from the 1940s to present and the kids dressed up in garb of different decades. Rachel was a hippie. :)
|This is from Halloween but she wore the same outfit for the dance. Charlie is the grim reaper in front.|
I was wondering how my hips would do with running. Well, they are letting me know that they are not happy with the prospect of running again. They hurt. But I'm