This week I succumbed to a little indulging on Pinterest. Running socks? I need them. Wireless headphones? I need them too. Hydration Sleeve? Oh, I definitely need that! Fortunately, for my wallet, those “needs” passed very quickly.
I have to admit that I’m proud of myself for sticking with this for two full weeks. Jogging for 30 minutes is an easy way to add a good 4,000+ steps to your day.
The biggest fear I’ve had to conquer so far is running in front of other people. Do my legs look weird? Do I run like a chicken? Or a frog? What if I’m too slow? Then I realized that at least I’m working on it. At least I’m trying. At least I’m lapping all of those still sitting on the couch.
30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, 8 weeks total
Week 2 Routine
Start with a 5-minute warmup, then alternate 90 seconds of jogging with 2 minutes of walking for six rounds, and finally savor a 5-minute cooldown.
Last week I ran Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday. Like the week prior, the weather wasn’t really in my favor, but I pushed on. I noticed that my exercise-induced asthma, which has been lying dormant for about a year now, started to flare. The humidity was so thick that the air felt heavy and wet – like a steamy shower. Hoping for some cooler days as we transition over to fall.
Sunday I switched it up and drove to a local rail trail to do my run. While this was a nice flat and shaded path, I lost quite a bit of time driving to the destination. I think I’ll stick to running around my apartment complex for now.
I peeked at the workouts to come and have to admit that I’m a little nervous about Week 5. Fortunately, I still have some time to practice my running skills (or lack thereof) before then!
Two weeks down, six to go. Click here to see how I started and finished Week 1.