I'm finally getting back in the habit of working out again. It helps that I have someone at the gym waiting on me. Jessica, a girl from work, has joined the same gym as me and is going to start working out with me. This is going to help me because it will give me a reason to go to the gym instead of making excuses not to go. I also bought a new pair of running shoes over the weekend. Normally, I buy a pair of shoes that I intend to run in but I also use them for everyday shoes. This new pair is only for running though. I will use my other pair for everyday use. So, this means I actually bought shoes that were meant for running. I have never done that before. I used them this morning and could actually tell a difference. They were much lighter and were very comfortable.
So, when I run outside, I usually get about 4 miles in. When I'm on the treadmill at the gym I don't get that much in. This is usually because I become obsessed with watching the numbers that I can't help making myself go faster and then slowing down. I can't keep a steady pace on a treadmill. It's probably a good thing though.
I had planned on running in a 5k with Paris on June 25th, but found out my family reunion is that evening. Normally this wouldn't be a problem because 5k's are usually in the morning, but this one is actually a night run. Oh well, there will be more in the future. I think I am going to run/walk the Memorial half marathon next year. That is my current goal. Who knows, by then things might change. That is what I am working toward right now though. Ok, it's out there for the world to know so I can't back out now.
Until then though, I am going to keep working out and running and hopefully I can get in good enough shape that I can run 4 miles straight without having to stop and walk. It doesn't help though that lately I have been having to run into the wind and up a hill at the same time. Not cool. But maybe that is just helping me get the muscles back in my legs.
Until next time my friends...