I've decided to post my weekly miles to hold myself accountable and to motivate me to get out of the house in the morning. I don't want to have an empty report at the end of the week. I'm going to try to post every Sunday but sometimes it might be a little late (like this week). I should have posted this yesterday but it's been a busy weekend!
Sunday, 6/26: 1.2 mile run/walk
Comments: Felt REALLY out of shape.
Monday, 6/27: 1.2 mile walk only
Comments: Sore from yesterday but feeling better overall. Not so tense.
Tuesday, 6/28: 1.2 mile run/walk
Comments: Felt sore leaving the house but felt really good once I started running. Ran more than on Sunday.
Wednesday, 6/29: 1.2 mile walk only
Comments: Left a little earlier today and it was cooler. Good idea.
Thursday, 6/30: 1.2 mile run/walk
Comments: Felt good. Ran more than Tuesday. Shorter walk breaks.
Friday, 7/1: 1.2 mile walk only
Comments: Had our dog with me and was followed/jumped on/harassed by FIVE dogs during our walk. All at the same time. They weren't stray and I was pissed they weren't in their yard. They were huge and we only escaped because they switched their attention to another guy out with his dog. But he lived close and we escaped while he was trying to get in his house (he got in) and fend off the dogs. Ugh. Not relaxing.
Saturday, 7/2: OFF
And that was week one. I figure I should explain that I'm trying to start out really slowly and listen to my body. I'm running while it feels good to run and walking if I start feeling tight at all. I'm focusing on new technique (toe strike vs. heel strike) and adjusting to new shoes (Vibram FiveFinger KSOs). I'm also trying not to beat myself up because I'm only running a mile at a time and accepting the fact that my mileage is not going to be back at 40 miles a week any time soon. And that's okay.
Mileage total week 1: 3.6 miles run/3.6 miles walked
Things to work on next week: showering immediately after run. So far this hasn't happened and I've been trying to fit it in later in the morning and that is more stress than it's worth. I also need to use my foam roller (for my IT band) before bed in addition to immediately after running/walking.