Monday, February 25, 2013

Executing my plan

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:

  1. Because I know it’s good for my body, and especially my blood pressure.
  2. 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!Embarrassed smile
  3. I want to be a runner.
  4. I want to finish my two planned 5ks in 40 minutes or less.
  5. 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!


  1. Great job getting started. I need to get back on the treadmill too.
    Have a great week!

  2. u go girl!!! i worked out too!! yay!!

  3. That's awesome!! Great goals! I love going races.

  4. *Doing races - whoops! You'll also find that there's such a fun culture around running.

  5. Way to go! I want to finish my next 5k in under 40. And ultimately I would like to be able to keep a 12 min pace through a 5k.

  6. You definitely can do this. Keep it up. :)



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