First run

Week 1, Day 1 completed.

If you’d have told me even a month ago that I would have run/walked for 20 minutes on purpose, because I wanted to, I would have said you were crazy.

But we did it today. And I actually looked forward to it. There were some tough moments. My husband’s stride is longer than mine, so we had to make some adjustments so I wouldn’t wear myself out trying to keep up with him. I had to remind myself not to go too fast too soon.

When the last minute of running was done, I had to will myself not to throw up. My lungs were burning. My legs wondered what had happened. And I felt a little bit sick. But by the time we finished the walk back to our friends’ house, where the kids were playing, I felt good.

Now, over an hour after we finished, I feel great. My legs hurt. I’ve discovered muscles I hadn’t used in a long time. I’ll probably feel worse tomorrow, and I’m sure when we set out to do this again on Monday that I might dread it.

But I’m excited.

Small steps.

Thanks for the support and encouragement already.


3 thoughts on “First run

  1. Congrats Lisa! Way to go. Running at this time of year is really nice with the fall temps. Now that Josie is 6 weeks old I hope to get back to the walk/run exercise myself.

  2. That’s wonderful Lisa!!!!! I felt the same way when I ran my first 5K. It’s terrible at first, and then when it’s all over with you realize how great you actually feel. I’m hoping to keep running these 5Ks even when I get home. So far, I’ve ran about 5 or 6 of them. It’s so amazing to look back and think about how far you have come in time. Who knows…maybe there will be a half marathon in your future 🙂

  3. Sounds like you two need to run a little slower. The measurement is that you should feel a little breathless but you can still carry on a conversation. So excited for you! Sometimes the hardest part is getting out the door!

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