I know that everyone has to start someplace but it's tough being a beginner; especially when you weren't a beginner at one time.
I'm impatient. I want to feel healthier, I want to weigh less, I want to run faster and I want to run longer. I was telling Steve yesterday that the cardio part of the running/walking aren't tough; it's my legs and the lack of running shape they are in. You can do a million minutes on an elliptical, kick box, do just about any kind of work out... running strength is different.
The 10k Runner app is great because I feel my legs gaining strength. It's also sensible and achievable. But it also makes me a tad impatient because it's only three days of running/walking per week.
Now I have no problem filling up my other days with workouts but I want to be adding up miles instead of contemplating my 10 year downward spiral that has gotten me to where I am today. It makes me mad at myself and I know that's not healthy.
So instead of stressing over my lack of miles I'm trying to celebrate the little things:
- like completing Week 1 of the 10k Runner.
- eating pretty healthy considering Thanksgiving
- working out and then sewing... priorities! This is a big one for me!
The lesson today is if you are in shape, stay that way. If you aren't, well we all have to be a beginner to get anywhere... at least that's what I keep telling myself.