Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One mile

I actually went for a short run this morning! True, it was only a mile, but what a sense of accomplishment just putting on my running shoes and getting out the door.

Three cheers for small accomplishments!

I've been thinking about this, and I'm going to try something different. I'd like to get to the point where I'm running 4-5 days every week, preferably on weekdays. More than anything else I need the regular aerobic exercise to help keep a lid on the stress and anxiety, most of which I tend to self-generating out of thin air.

Because I want to be running almost daily, my plan is to keep the mileage low. Reeaaally low. Like running one mile at a time to start, and working up from there. Since I'm such a slow poke, this actually takes me about 13 minutes. At this pace, one mile may not be a lot, but it is something.

I'm looking into different ideas for setting goals and tracking. So watch this space. Miracles could happen and I might actually surprise myself and start blogging regularly.

4 comments:

Xenia said...

Congrats on getting back out there! That's always the most difficult step. Keeping the runs short and sweet is a good idea too. You can do it!

The Merry said...

Well, fine.
If you're going to go exercise, then I'll have to join in. Solidarity and all that.

p.s. Good job!

The Merry said...

Hmmn. I went twice as far, but with half the speed. Somehow, I don't think it balances out.

gropsy - gypsy rose lee's much less well-known sister. Not spoken of within the family.

Meg said...

I agree with Xenia, getting started again is always the hardest part.

I like the idea of doing a short run every day. I may steal your idea ^_^