Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hiding Inside of Me Might Be a Runner

So in the past month or so, I've contemplated trying to run regularly. I've been getting much better with my fitness level from the 30 Day Shred and the elliptical, and I've bought a heart rate monitor to see exactly what I'm burning. I'm down almost 25 pounds from where I've started and I think that running might be a good way to continue to lose weight and to get rid of some of the flabby areas... haha.
I think I'm somewhat a little scared of trying to run, since when I tried in March when I went for a run/walk outside, I couldn't get very far without being out of breath. Then I got a stich in my side and had to walk the rest of the way. I think I went about it all wrong. Maybe this time I'll start with the treadmill and do intervals, basically do the Couch to 5k program on my own pace. There are 2 treadmills in my office gym that I could use, I'm just a little hesistant to run with the people in the gym... what if I get completely winded after 20 seconds? The other people in the gym (all guys really) just hop on the treadmill, run for 30 minutes, and they're done. Wow... don't know how they do that.
Anyway, I think it might be an interesting challenge to try to tackle once I've finished th 30 Day Shred. I have probably another 2 weeks of that. Then maybe I'll go to the gym more than 2 days after work to work on running instead of using the elliptical. I like to kep changing up my workouts every month or two, so this would be my next phase :) Any advice or encouragement is appreciated... I have never EVER thought of being a runner until recently...

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