Thursday, March 19, 2009
I woke up today to find that it was 44 and raining. Not exactly great weather for a "first run". So naturally my mind said I couldn't do it. But I knew if I didn't today, I might not ever. So I put on a rain jacket and headed out. It was actually still raining at the time, so I was wet as soon as I stepped foot outside the door. But off I went. I couldn't use my ipod because of the rain. So I was on my own. I pushed myself pretty hard, and ran 3/4 of a mile then walked the 1/4 the rest of the way home. I wanted to run the whole thing, but my lungs and heart just couldn't take much more. By the time I stopped running, I was feeling light-headed and my heart rate was way higher than it probably should have been. It was actually hard to make the walk home without falling over.
But i did it! I ran 3/4 of a mile, in the rain, on a somewhat cold day. Will I keep it up tomorrow? Well I work 10-4 tomorrow, so that makes it much harder. Maybe when I get home, but that won't be til 5ish. Check back and see what happens!