First and foremost I'd like it to be known that for the past 15 years or so, I have not worked out. I know, I know, that's really bad for you. But as I never had any weight issues, I just didn't see the need for excercise. Now that I have a lot more free time than I'm used to, and bikini season is almost here, I decided it was time for a work out though.
I started going to a Pilates mat class once a week, which is all going quite well. And I decided to get some much needed cardio in, by going for a run. Well... that was easier said than done. The first time I went, I was seriously out of breath after only a block. Shock horror! I honestly thought I was in better shape than that, but I suppose years of parties and desk work had finally taken their toll.
When I have my mind set to something I can be quite stubborn though, so I decided to keep running every other day for the past two weeks. I have been alternating running and brisk walking because otherwise I couldn't keep going for very long. Everytime I'd go for my jog, the running part would get a slight bit longer. And yesterday, for the first time, I ran a whole mile without walking in between. After this silly little milestone, I am now confident enough to keep going. I'm aiming for a five mile run now, and I'm posting it here because it will be a good motivator for me, and it will give me a sense of accountability. So here it is peeps... I'm training for a five mile run. Hold me to it please!
*insert 'Rocky' theme song here*