There is a post called “Changing Plans” I made back in October some time… I’m just kind of re-editing it for now, because I’ve finally started running again.
Last semester was amazing. I worked so hard at school, got the grades I needed to, met an amazing guy who successfully changes my life for the better every time I see him (even through the rocky parts), and really learned a lot about myself as an independent person.
But somewhere along the way I lost little bits of myself. I knew it was happening, but just kept telling myself I would catch myself up later.
And so it got later. and later. and later. Now I’m stuck in this limbo situation with a lot of things askew in my life. I’m nowhere near where I want to be. As a person, or friend, or roommate, or partner.
So here is my restart. I’m wiping the slate clean.
Time to start keeping my life in order; doing more for myself.
And that’s all I really need to say. Words only do so much - actions speak louder.
So, a while ago I made a running post about a plan that I found in an amazing running book. It’s by Kara Goucher (olympic runner) and she calls it.. “The World’s Simplest Beginner Running Plan”. I’m reposting this for myself because I havent been running properly/at all this month and It’s killing me. For the next week I’m really going to work on my shin work-outs and preventative measures to not get shin splints, and then next week I hope to get back into this program in the mornings! I’m going to start on either week 2 or 3, depending on how I feel after the first run.
My progress will be tracked with the tag “#ChanelRuns” from now on if your interested in seeing how it’s going.
The basics: 3 times a week, and one rest day in between each run (at least). I do a 5 min warm up and cool down by walking.
Week 1: Run 1 minute, walk 90 seconds. Repeat 8 times.
Week 2: Run 2 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 7 times.
Week 3: Run 4 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 6 times.
Week 4: Run 6 minutes, walk 2 minutes. Repeat 4 times.
Week 5: Run 9 minutes, walk 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times.
Week 6: Run 12 minutes, walk 1 minute. Repeat 3 times.
Week 7: Run 15 minutes, walk 1 minute, Run 15 minutes.
Week 8: Run 30 minutes continuously.
Wish me luck.