I did pretty well this week. I’m by no means “in shape” yet, but I definitely feel great after a week of running.
Total distance: ~8.12 miles (according to mapymyrun.com, without a Garmin or anything)
Shortest distance: 1.48 miles
Longest distance: 2.18 miles
Best pace: 12:09 min/mi
Worst pace: ~20 min/mi –Yeah, I’m glad I’m past that low point; I’m not completely huffing and puffing)
I also did a Zumba workout in my living room yesterday. It wasn’t bad for some cardio, but I can’t wait till my classes next week.
Goals for next week:
- Zumba Monday through Thursday
- Running as often as possible
Just a quick update: I’m about 7 minutes faster on my 1.5-mile run than I was on Monday. I guess that’s what happens when you’re determined to be persistent. Yes, I know that it hasn’t even been a week, but I’m pretty excited about it. Anyway, I added some of my upcoming goal races to keep me motivated. They’re over on the right sidebar. I’m looking forward to that first 5k. I know that I said I wouldn’t run until June, but I think I’ll at least be able to finish the 5k on May 21. It’s just 22 days away, but I think if I keep working on it, I’ll be fine.
I officially started my fitness journey on Saturday, April 23, with an hour of Zumba. I took Sunday off, and I’ve run ~1.5 miles each day this week for a total of about 4.5 miles. I think my Zumba class starts next Monday, so I will start going to classes then. Of course, I will still run every day except Sundays. I’ll post my total mileage/workouts each Saturday to have a record of my progress.
It’ll be fun to use this site to track progress and just keep a log of my adventures in fitness!