Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Day 1 -- Intro!

Well, really it's day 3. Anyway, here's the deal...

I'm a 22 year old curvy chick. I have incredibly bad allergies (bordering on asthma) and have since I was a child. I also never really liked to sweat when I was younger so I never really tried to run. The last few years, I've had a desperate desire to run in a marathon. The problem: I haven't actually tried to run full tilt since I was 11 or 12 years old and have no idea how fast or how far I can actually run. The thing is, when I was a teenager I was always ashamed of how slow I was so I never applied myself which made me worse at running and just compounded the problem. I am a little past that right now, so I've decided to start training.

I ran 2 of the last 3 days. I was unable to run yesterday because I managed to torque my ankle the first day. It still hurts a little bit, so I behaved today. There's a walking trail and pond near my house. I don't know how long it is, but they mark off every 1/10 km, so my current plan is to jog 1/10 then walk 1/10 until I can't do it anymore. During my walking bits, I've been jumping on benches. When my ankle is feeling a little happier I think I'll be doing a bit more with those. I'm just going to reassess as I go to see where I am and how I'm doing.

Wish me luck!