1/3--Begin with a 5-minute warm-up walk, then jog for 5 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, jog for 8 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, and jog for 5 minutes.
Friday, February 10--2.622 miles--250.8 calories
2/3--Begin with a 5-minute warm-up walk, then jog for 10 minutes, walk for 3 minutes, and jog for 10 minutes.
Monday, February 13--2.522 miles--245.3 calories
3/3--Begin with a 5-minute warm-up walk, then jog for 22 minutes with no walking.
Wednesday, February 15--2.522 miles--253 calories
+ a 16-minute run on Saturday, February 16--1.45 miles--163 calories
I usually do a little self-assessment when I'm at the end of my time running to see if I'm dead tired or if I can push myself a little bit longer. I usually find that I can push just a little more, so I run an extra minute or two or turn up the incline a little bit. I've realized through doing this that I can do a lot more than I give myself credit for. I've never really pushed myself physically like I am now; whenever I got tired before I would just stop. I always took the easy way out with exercising, and I guess that's probably why I was never happy with where I was at with my body and my fitness level. I'm still not perfectly happy where I'm at, but I feel like I'm finally actually reaching some goals and I can see the progress I've made, whereas before I felt like I was just walking in place (figuratively...and literally. HA!)
The runs this week were way better than my previous week. It was still hard to do, and I could tell I was pushing myself, but I think not having an incline did wonders for me; I feel like I can do anything!
On Saturday my sister came over and wanted to go running. I thought that running outside would be waaay harder and was afraid I'd only be able to run for a couple of minutes. But I told her I would try it; I figured I didn't have anything to lose since I had already gotten my runs in for the week.
We ran for almost a mile and a half!! It was hard (it was super windy), but it felt so good to know that I had conquered another obstacle!
P.S. ^^That's totally not what I looked like, I'm sure...