Longest 3 weeks ever…
So, tonight I FINALLY was able to complete “Week 3: Session 1” – Run 3 minutes, walk 2 minutes (10 times). I’ve been working on that rotation for about 2 weeks now. LOL! Week 3: Session 2 will be a breeze then – Run 2 minutes, walk 2 minutes (9 times). And after that the next few sessions seem easily within reach.
I’ve finally managed to get myself running on the treadmill, which I think has been the critical thing for my being able to complete this session. I think before, when I was running outside, I was getting too hot (it hasn’t been cooling down enough at twilight recently), and I was also probably getting dehydrated. Even tonight, running in an air conditioned gym, and basically drinking a huge bottle of water – when I stopped running, I felt dizzy. I don’t know if that’s really normal or not. I do have a doctor’s appointment in about a month and I guess if that keeps up, I’ll ask her. Either way, I still prefer running outside, so I need to figure out a way to keep a water bottle handy.
These are the types of simple questions that always make me feel like an idiot. I mean, what do “real” runners do? I never see the joggers I pass on the road lugging a big jug of water with them. How do these people not get dehydrated?!
In any case, I did see someone bicycling with something like this: Amphipod Full Tilt Velocity Waistpack – basically the water bottle goes on your back. I’m not sure how well it works for running, but I’m really tempted to try it. REI I think is one of those stores that has a really good return policy if I recall…? Don’t like it – bring it back, even if you’ve used it kind of thing. So even though $32 seems like more than I’d want to spend on a water bottle – I’m willing to try it if I know I can return it if it doesn’t work out.
In any case, I’m feeling really good about tonight’s victory. 50 minutes or running/walking. Go me! 😀