myjourneyfromfattofit

June 3, 2011

First outdoor run

Filed under: Things I do to get fit a.k.a exercise! Eeek!, Thoughts for the day — Tags: , , — myjourneyfromfattofit @ 7:33 pm

Well last night after work I decided to run outdoors.  I have been running on a treadmill for the last 2 weeks and had intended to continue for at least the next 2 weeks.  However as I said in a previous post I have been upping my speed much more than I expected when running on the treadmill lately and kind of felt like it might just be time to take on the hard pavement.

so off I went.  into the great wide open, or at least through the suburban sprawl that is my neighbourhood (yes that is spelled right – I’m Canadian we spell “our” NOT “or”)   😛  anyway off I went – at first meh no big deal, I don’t need no stinkin treadmill – treadmills are for babies – 2nd interval – breathing laboured,exercise induced asthma in full swing, wind in my face like a big cold hand pushing me backwards – put the music up louder and suck it up princess – 3rd interval getting my stride, this is allllllright! – 4th interval – wind, tornado, monsoon, can’t breathe, walk break, walk backwards to catch my breath, 5th interval God help me I’m almost speed walking instead of running, wind is like a brick wall, legs full of lactic acid, feel like lead, where’s that damned egg from the commercials when you need a little push??……ooohhhhh 6th interval downhill!!! yehaw! easy peasy chicken pot pie! 7th interval – last one! raining – awesome – now cold AND wet – DONE! cool down walk home, rain stops, throw in an extra interval for good measure – tomorrow is week 4 and time increases again heaven help me…found a trail nearby think i will try that – nice soft gravel instead of unforgiving pavement……

knees ache slightly today, a little from the first outdoor run and a little from the cold rainy weather and my arthritis….tiniest feeling of shin splints so need to do even more exercises and stretches before next outdoor run…..dreaming of smooth, toned, muscular runners legs *sigh*

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4 Comments »

  1. yeah! Congrats on your outdoor run! You’re hilarious…where’s that damn egg …. teeheeee!!

    Comment by Jennifer Avventura — June 4, 2011 @ 2:12 am

    • haha yeah man I totally needed that egg 😛 it;s raining today and my shins hurt a little still – not really looking forward to my run as I am increasing today but I know I need to do it and I know I will be super happy when I complete it – will be going shortly – maybe burn a few extra calories before breakfast lol

      Comment by myjourneyfromfattofit — June 4, 2011 @ 8:43 am

  2. I admire your dedication. I only like to run on trails. When I do a whole lot of fast paced excersize I always get super hungry afterwards.

    Comment by lifewith4cats — June 6, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    • I have some very large goals for my own personal weight loss and fitness – so I need to be dedicated – plus i have to admit the more I get back into fitness and a healthy lifestyle the more I want to do – it’s addictive lol

      Comment by myjourneyfromfattofit — June 6, 2011 @ 5:29 pm


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