The schedule had me doing 3 miles today. A nice, easy way to start. Makes me laugh to think about how far I’ve come. Two years ago I began the Couch to 5k program. In the first week it has 8 intervals of 60 second running with 90 seconds recovery. Man, that was tough. I had just quit smoking and had spent years avoiding physical activity.
I encourage anyone wanting to get into running that keeps thinking “I just can’t do it. I’m out of shape,” to give the Couch to 5k a try. It can be downloaded on iTunes so that a guide will walk through the program with you. Otherwise it can simply be printed out.
So back to the easy 3-mile run.
The morning started earlier than usual. I was up at 5:30 a.m. which gave me plenty of time to adjust my playlist and down a glass of chocolate almond milk before heading out the door with Melissa at 6:30.
The sun was sneaking over the clouds. The morning coolness felt so good. It is worth waking up early to avoid running in the heat. Melissa and I did a five-minute walk to warm-up and decide out route.
We ran up Colorado Blvd at an easy pace. Then picked it up a little going around East Lake. By the time we rounded the corner of our town home I couldn’t believe it was already over. Word of advice: don’t try to hold a serious conversation while on a run. Most of the time it will end in a fight. Keep the conversation casual. You will thank me later.
I finished the 3 miles in 32:08. That is a pace of 10:38. Pretty good for a training run.
Get out and fill your passion bucket,