First run back! This is how I felt about it:
(That is me doing a jig. Hah.)
Just like I did post-Henry, when I received the doctor’s okay to start exercising, I drove home and immediately went on a run. Too pumped to wait long! WAHOO. I was so excited to get back out there after months and months of not doing anything intense at all (except, you know, delivering a baby).
It felt so good to run again.
And the actual running part wasn’t so bad! I want to follow the Couch to 5K plan for a few weeks and then accelerate my training a bit, but for this run, I just wanted to see where I was at. I set out to do my favorite 2.2 mile loop and planned to walk as needed.
Verdict: 2.2 miles in 28:30 minutes. Not too shabby! Loads more running than walking, and I think I could’ve gone even faster, but I made myself a bit nervous towards the end and started to pull back (it would suck to injure myself on my first go!).
At first, I was surprised that after months of doing little more than walking, my cardiovascular strength didn’t seem too tapped. My legs were definitely feeling it – the result of running with an extra 19-odd pounds on me and not doing any strength training for eons. But it wasn’t too terrible. In fact… it felt pretty amazing! I love the freedom of running.
Oh, also – my favorite Pitbull song (here is one reason I love Pitbull) came on at the end of my run. This is one of the best running songs ever! Fireball!
So – there you have it. My first workout of 2015. What was your first workout of the New Year?