Over the weekend I decided that I wanted to do the Race for Life again this year.
I stopped running last July/August, not long after my last race.
My fitness has dropped right off. So today I have started the long road back to being a 5k runner.
I went out for a walk. It was roughly 2 miles. I didn't march it out I just took it nice and steady.
I'm planning to walk a similar distance 3 times a week until I cover 3 miles comfortably, then I will gradually introduce power walking intervals and then running until I am able to run the full stretch.
Around where I live I am lucky that we have such fantastic scenery, but unlucky in that there is no non-hillly routes!
I'm not impressed with my first time. however it can only get better!
I forgot how nice it was to just have a bit of peace and quiet time. I plugged in my ancient ipod and listened to some old Jillian Michael's Podcasts and blocked out the world around me. When I start with the running I will be moving over to more up-tempo tunes to motivate me and to match my stride pattern to.
What do you do to keep moving, and what do you listen to when you are out and about?