Monday, February 05, 2007

Okay, so as most of you know I have started back at the gym again. The gym serves a dual purpose; it gets me into shape and... perhaps more importantly... gives me things to blog about.

Way back when I described my feeble attempts at running to all of you (Frankenstein). But for many reasons, I just kept really wanting to be able to. This has been going on for about a year. I guess I just hate not be able to do something. Period.

My friend Carrie (from BC) just started training for something out west called the Sun Run. She is my inspiration. She encouraged me to try again and this time not to expect myself to be able to just start running like a pro. Start out small and work your way up. Well... this makes perfect sense. Despite what I might describe as my inherent need for instant gratification when it comes to such things...I have been giving it a chance. Every day, I do my usual circuit and then venture upstairs to the track. Every other day I increase by two laps.

Yesterday I ran 1 K. That might not seem like much - but for someone who really thought they couldn't do something... I think that is pretty freakin fabulous. The idea is to get up to 5 k per day in the next 8-12 weeks. Once I get there I'll set a new and higher goal. For the first time in my life - I actually believe that I might be able to run! *teary eyes* What a proud day.

I feel like I can hear the Rocky victory music in my ears.... LOL. Maybe I ought to get that looked at...

10 comments:

badgerdaddy said...

Here's a coupla tips for you...

First, you can always go slower. And slower is better than stopping.

Second, rest is really, really important. Give the muscles time to recover. Rest AT LEAST two days a week from running, I reckon. Do it.

But yes, build slowly and you'll get there. Works for me. Anything I can do, just ask. x

badgerdaddy said...

Oh, and congratulations on your first kilometre! I remember doing my first kilometre... Was excellent, it was one of my first Rocky moments as a runner - arms in the air, looking like a tool. Yay!

Carrie in BC said...

Good for you buddy, I am so proud of you. I am in my 4 week of training and am running only 3min at a time and it is super easy, by week 7 we will be running 10 & 1. Just keep it up and you can come out and run the 10k with me. See you in Golden.

B.E. Earl said...

And from that day forward...

Liz....wuz....runnin-gah!

elizabeth said...

Thanks Badger. What if you go slow that you are almost going backwards? LOL

Carrie - Call Lulu and tell them I'm on my way...

Earl - that is perfect! I've been saying that to everyone (but it has been lost on most)

Moxy Ness said...

I really do feel so PROUD of you! I wish I could do that! Keep going!! You can do it!

Kat said...

You are going to be one hawt bridesmaid. Hey 1k is awesome. I need to be doing that myself.

elizabeth said...

Thanks Moxy!

Kat - maybe we could run together?

Jennifer said...

Very, very proud!!! Woohoo Lizzy!

elizabeth said...

;-)