The past few months, the only real exercise I've gotten has been Just Dance 3 on my roommates Wii. And even that hasn't been happening much recently. I needed to make some changes.
However, I'm not very good at easing back into a regular exercise schedule. Take the past week for example.
Last Wednesday I decided to get a workout in. I had pinned a number of at-home workouts. Instead of choosing one to go with, I decided to mix two (one heavier on cardio, the other on strength).
Gosh, I'm too ambitious sometimes.
The workout went well. Except for the part where I was sore for an entire week. Seriously. Today was the first day since that I didn't feel my calves with every step.
So of course, I also chose today for my first run in, well, let's just say it's been a long while. Like months and months. I think it's literally the second run I've been on since we moved into our apartment, at the end of August.
So there's some perspective for you.
I had seen a half marathon training plan on pinterest. It looked reasonable, so I thought to use it as a guide for getting back into running myself.
I do not plan on running a half marathon, but I needed some motivation and guidance. The first day in has you walk two miles, run one, and walk another two.
I knew the route I wanted to take that would put me a little over five miles, but I figured walking a little extra wouldn't hurt anyone.
I headed out of the the house and decided to jog. It was downhill for the first part, so it was easy. Then I got to the lake and decided I would just keep running around it.
By the time I made my way around the lake, I had run over 3.5 miles in about 38 minutes. I did walk most of the way home, except for crossing streets, which I'd much rather run across anyways.
I'm sure I'll regret all the running in the morning when I try to get out of bed, but for now I feel pretty accomplished. Now let's hope I can actually make the running a regular thing.
If you're curious, check out my exercise board on Pinterest.
Do you exercise? Are you reasonable about creating a schedule and setting expectations for yourself? I'm sure not. :)