Nov. 24th, 2012 10:28 am

Yesterday was a run day for me but I skipped it because I wasn't sure if I was getting migraine. It never developed and I felt guilty about it.

This morning I got up and ran. I was worried that I had lost fitness but nope it was fine.

I was debating doing this thing with some friends where you run at least a mile every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The optional part is to take a photo on your run and post it to Instagram. I think I'll do it with the exception that I am not going to run with migraine. Between the light and the bouncing I think I would vomit before I got anywhere. Still, a mile is an easy goal!

I think my mood is much better when I get out and run. I am not sure if the exercise or being outdoors is better but it is really helping.

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Nov. 19th, 2012 09:12 am
A couple weeks ago I decided to go running. I am not sure why but I have a feeling turning 36 and being in the worst shape of my life had a lot to do with it.

I was sort of doing the couch to 5k for a couple runs but I have sort of fallen into the routine that my high school cross country coach had us do. I run until I am breathing too hard then walk until I can talk. Right now I am running about a 12 minute mile and I can run about 1/3 of a mile without stopping to walk. I am hoping to get that to 1/2 of a mile by the end of this week.

For the first time in my life I am not putting any pressure on this. I keep telling myself that it is better to run slow than go fast and have to walk more. That getting up and running for 20-25 minutes in the morning isn't a big deal and if I want to run for longer I can once I get in condition. Plus it is really nice to get outside every day. I spend so much of my life inside I forget how much I like the outdoors.

I have decided that if I keep this up until Christmas I am going to get a new pair of fancy running shoes.

Oh, and a cool thing I didn't have last time I was running? A smart phone to keep track of times and mileage. It is so awesome to see that!

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