I did it! I got on the treadmill this morning for day 1 of my plan to run 1 mile 5 days this week.
This was my first time running in quite a while! I decided to take it a little easier than where I was at before. Here’s my workout:
1/4 mile—3 mph warm up walk
1 mile—4.5 mph jog
1/4 mile—3 mph cool down walk
Total time was 23:20 for 1.5 miles. Slow and steady. I will be happy when the weather is nice and I can run outside. Running on the treadmill is harder for me—probably because it’s boring. I listen to music and read a magazine to keep from getting bored.
According to my Garmin, I burned 274 calories, my average HR was in zone 4 (anaerobic), and max was in 5.4 (maximum effort). My average HR was 148 bpm and max was 173 bpm.
Reasons I want to make exercise a habit:
- Because I know it’s good for my body, and especially my blood pressure.
- So when I go to the doctor, I don’t have to tell her that I haven’t been exercising like I did last time!
- I want to be a runner.
- I want to finish my two planned 5ks in 40 minutes or less.
- I want to lose weight….
So there ya have it. My accountability. Now I need to keep my food on track and exercise consistently. I can do this!