Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Taking the Tortoise Approach to Running

Yep, slow and steady will win the race to be able to run the race, right? Today, I managed to do THREE cycles of jog 60 sec, run 90 seconds (and I walked for roughly 20 minutes). My goal is to be able to run FOUR cycles on Friday, and ultimately be able to do a complete Week 1 Workout by the end of next week.

So I am behind a bit BUT the best thing is that I did not gain back any of the weight I have lost (and, in fact, have lost a little bit more - yay!).

While I am waiting to be back in full "running" routine, I have the pleasure of assisting as a goat midwife which means I don't really do anything. Goats either kid out on their own, or surgical assistances is needed.


Kiera said...

wait, running?! who said anything about running? i'm fully committed to jogging at this point, well once my lower legs decide not to hate me so much that is...

umm, i suppose kudos on the running?

Strout said...

From About.com, I came across some great definitions including "depending on whom you ask, the definition of running can vary. Some people see it as a sport while others think of it as a mode of transportation, or something they'd do if they were being chased by a rottweiller."

More importantly, "the late Dr. George Sheehan, a best-selling author from the 1970s running boom, once wrote that the difference between a runner and a jogger was a signature on a race application. In other words, if you're motivated and enjoy running enough to train for an organized race, you're a runner -- regardless of your speed or experience in the sport."

So whether you call it "fast walking," "slow jogging," "running," or "two-legged trot," I am moving in a forward direction.