Monday, January 07, 2008

Day One

Today was my first training run for the OKC in April.

Those few weeks off really made a difference. I'm not sure if it's good or bad yet, but I'll know tomorrow when I try to get out of bed.

I started off at the gym. I forgot how much I hate to run on the treadmill. That, and with New Years less that a week ago, it was completely overun with people. After 1.3 miles, I quit. Even with the fancy-pants tv's, my heart wasn't in it. Part of it was I grabbed a pair of running shoes that really belonged in the trash. I did do a couple circuts of weights - not a lot, but enough for me. Before I went home, I threw my crappy shoes in the trash. Now I can't wear them again.

Once I got home my brain kicked in, "You're only cheating yourself..."

I dug out my newer shoes and headed out for an additional three miles. Outside. No headphones, treadmill noise, or people - it was wonderful.

That is what I need. Quiet.

Four miles down, four hundred to go... Give or take.



Moral Victories said...

I hate treadmills at the best of time. I miss my own pace "out there" . Good on you for heading out again for more miles.


Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Ha ha - as you know, I hate running, period! And guess what! My gym is closing at the end of the month!

But anyways - good for you, girl. You are gonna rockit!

Tree said...

Good job!

Heather said...

I am so with you on the treadmill-hate it. Best of luck with your training!