So after I did my 300 Miles in 2011 post and realized just how far off from that I was, I decided that I needed a new approach. Last week I started reading Women’s Complete Guide to Running by Jeff & Barbara Galloway. In chapter 13, Training Programs for Beginning Runners, there was a 26 week Run-Walk-Run program. Since I needed some motivation, I decided that I would start this program. I’ve been running for almost a year now so I decided to start at week 5. You run or walk 6 days a week (with the day of rest being on Friday which REALLY works out for me), with 3 days running (run-walk-run) and 3 days walking. I thought at the very least it would get me out and moving 6 days out of the week so it was worth a try! Along with this new program I also decided to finally get my act together and start eating better.
So today was the end of Week 1 (er, actually Week 5 according to the plan)…
- I did all 6 days of the training plan and I’m still alive to speak of it.
- I completed 9.09 miles!
- I lost THREE POUNDS!
- I used my Nike+ Sportband this morning (because my iPod needed charging) and it was great! Kinda liked not listening to music or anything for once.