I set 3 goals for myself this year: take better care of myself (meaning make regular doctor and dentist appointments; try to look nicer, eat better, wear cuter clothes, stop biting my nails...it's a big year...), make a baby, and become a runner. ...or maybe just be OK with running. As an exercise. For at least 30 minutes at a time.

I even bought these fancy running shoes last month.

It's mid-March now.  And I've been for a real run once.  I was so sore the entire week afterward that I could barely walk; let alone run for another 30 minutes.

After doing some research, I realized that I was trying to start too quickly.  If I've never run before, why would I think that I could just run full speed-ahead and not suffer the next day/week?

On Monday night I downloaded an app for my iPhone.  It is a training app; to teach you how to run.  It's builds up slowly so you can go from "couch to 10k" in 14 weeks.  Tuesday night was my first run, and I have to say, it wasn't that bad.  I probably only ran for a total of five minutes, but that's better than nothing.  During those five minutes, I ran at a good pace; not just jogging at a turtle's pace, like I'd tried doing in the past.

I actually ended up running too far, and had to walk a good 10 minutes back to my house.  It was a nice evening and the sun was still out, so I didn't mind too much.

The best part:  I could walk the next day without too much soreness!

Tonight is my second run, and it's pouring down rain.  There is a track near where I work, so I figure I'll go there instead of running way into my neighborhood without a planned route.  If I can do this in the rain, and not wuss out halfway through, I'll be very proud of myself.

I've got half of my goals accomplished (or at least started) for this year.  I've been to the doctor once (not of sickness!), and I've been on a run or two. I'd say that's a good start. 

The baby goal will have to wait until my partner in crime is ready to take the plunge...

...That's not how I meant that to sound.


  1. Hope you survive running in the rain this week.

  2. "baby" steps. hehe, no pun intended!

  3. i am loving those shoes! sounds like you have some great goals, i gave myself that running goal a couple years ago and have now accomplished two half marathons. you can do it!! just take it one run at a time :)


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