Going nowehere at about 4.5 miles per hour
While I’m waiting for Donatos to bring me my carbs and cheese, I thought I’d take a moment to write about this running thing I’m doing again.
More than a year ago I started the Couch to 5k training program. Not only did I finish the program at the end of 2009, but I ran a complete 5k without stopping or walking. It wasn’t a pretty or glamorous race for me, but I did it.
Then I stopped running. Not abruptly or anything. I just sort of fizzled out.
The good news is that going back to running is kind of like riding a bike. My muscles actually remember what they’re supposed to do. In the interest of injury prevention, I thought it would be a good idea to go through the C25K program again from the beginning, but as it turns out I quickly became bored because it was too easy. I ended up skipping the parts between Week 2, Day 1 and Week 5, Day 2.
Other things are coming back to me too. Including my voracious appetite. I keep saying, “Yo, stomach! I fed you like five minutes ago! It would be nice if you recognized that fact.”
So far, the treadmill was a good Christmas present to myself. I’ve burned 1300 calories and logged about 12 miles in the couple of weeks I’ve owned it.