Just checking in to let you know about my running and walking progress. I've been trying since forever it seems to get the running into my walking. I think my mistake was attempting it during these Texas HOT summer months. I don't care how much water you drink, a beginner will have some problems.
Well I have been consistent in the running and walking. Several days I did only speed walking but it still worked for me. I'm training for the Spark Virtual 5K in April. I know now that I will be ready and able to complete it. I have been running more than I thought I would and on busy venues. (In view of the Highway or High School traffic.)
My normal workout time for this is 85 mins. I have a set of songs on my Ipod that I work out too. I made the list myself. A mix of Gospel, Slow R&B and Contemporary Christian. It's a great mix and helps to rev up the workout and also encourages me to do it.
Thursday was supposed to be my rest day but the day turned out to be so beautiful that after 5pm I took my break from work and went out. The wind was really blowing but I persevered. I did come back sneezing for the rest of the night. And my nose was all stuffy and blowing it all night too. (But you can't get a cold from cold air they say)
Today is my rest day for sure. Can't wait to walk and run on Saturday morning. I'm becoming the runner I want to be. I've kind of pushed my new DVD to the side because I rather take my workout outside on any day of the week.
So I want you to know that what ever you choose to do as a workout just be consistent and keep on keeping on. It will pay off and the rewards inside are priceless! You might want to get involved in the Virtual 5k too. You don't have to run at all; you can just walk if you like. The information is on SparkGuy's Blog.