Wow, it’s been a long time since I last updated my blog. I apologize. I have been very sick. Right after I returned home from my yoga retreat weekend, I started to feel achy and sore. I thought if I ignored it, I would feel better. Instead, I progressively got worse each passing day. I finally dragged myself to the doctor and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I never had this before and I hope to never have it again. Weeks later, I am more or less back to normal except I am still coughing! I have not been getting much exercise besides an occasional walk.
However, despite feeling not my best, I decided to attempt to run this morning. I have always admired and envied runners. I have always wanted to experience that “runner’s high”. I have many, many friends and neighbors who run. So, even though I am still coughing up a lung, I decided to just get out there and see what happened.
Actually, I did do a bit of research before putting on my sneakers. I had heard of a program called Couch To 5k. For the first week, they recommend: Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. However, another site recommended a bit more running: Week 1: Run 2 min, walk 3 min; repeat 6 times.
I started off with a brisk walk on the way to the park. I wanted to run around a paved path at a nearby park. Then, I started running. It was a lot harder than I imagined. I have not been able to work out in weeks since I haven’t been well and I really felt it. I felt so out of shape! However, I kept on reminding myself to take it easy. I am not even sure how long I ran. But, I am feeling good and proud of myself for getting started.