Yesterday I ventured outside for a run. My first run in 6 months! *gulp* I have to admit I was nervous. I wasn’t sure how to start back up again…honestly, I’m not even sure why I want to. BUT, I do.
There is all sorts of info on how to start running online. For instance, the couch to 5k program (c25k). What I found was there isn’t a lot of info on how to start running after a little big hiatus that you remained active doing other things. (Holy crap that is a poor sentence!) Just not running things. There is no bike to 5k program.
I have been active cross-country skiing, cross-fitting, and riding the trainer all winter. If I’m being totally honest, I haven’t done those things enough either. Ugh! I digress.
Running is different from those activities. Running is NOT forgiving of a break. You can’t just jump right into a 5 mile run. Well you can, but you wouldn’t walk right for a while. You could even get injured, and no one wants that.
So, what’s a girl to do?! Wing it! I decided on a 2.5 mile walk/run. Guess what? I didn’t die