Monday, December 16, 2013

Just Life | Running Like A Girl !

I just finished reading "Running like a girl" by Alexandra Heminsley. 

It is about the author's journey from being a couch potato to being a marathon runner and it is a glance at how to morph into being a runner for life.

Can I learn to run? I doubt it.

But as Henry Ford says: " Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right."

Alexandra Heminsley's journey begins when her brother signs up for the London Marathon and she decides to give it a try, not knowing what she got herself into. Part of the book chronicles her journey towards the London Marathon.

What an undertaking.

I don't have any desire to run a Marathon not that I can pull it off if I want to. All I want is to build enough stamina to run a couple of blocks before passing out. I want to work towards that goal.

I got this tip from the book that says: pick a distance around your neighborhood and try to walk that distance for a month and then attempt to run part of it and go from there. It is too cold outside so I am going to the gym to work on my running.

Here we go:

Day one- Went to gym and walked very fast on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Ran five (1 minute interval) in the process. My ankles are on fire. This is hard. What am I getting myself into.

Day two- Even though I only ran a total of 5 minutes yesterday, my entire body is in pain. Even the muscles that I didn't know they existed are hurting. I can't bend my legs. I am not build for this .............

Day three- Walked very fast on the treamill for 20 minutes and ran a total of 4 minutes. My ankles are burning.

I am not giving up yet. I am going to dive into one of these books for insight.

Running 101

Getting started  

The principles of running
Just wish me luck.

Signing off until next Monday- Panteha

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read. Nice blog post as well. However, you might want to work on your punctuation a bit.