So whats new in my life?
New year, new semester of seniors health (third year nursing has been a pain in the ass), my family moved back to calgary this weekend, my boyfriend moved to saskatchewan (temporarily?) last weekend, and I am slowwwly pulling my life back together.
My goals for this year have been to take things one step at a time with an eye on the future. I’m entering my second week of running today and I’m feeling great about it. Im also starting a rock-climbing class tonight, which should teach me the basics and help me get back in to the rhythm of running and cross-training. So far this year I’ve been running every other day, and doing a different activity on the off days (ie: yoga, swimming, cycling, looonggg walks etc.)
Last week was a bit rough with the boy moving away, but I find running really helps me keep my head on straight and I can’t wait to be at the point where I can just go run 5k a day and enjoy it.
I hope to be adding little weekly running journals to my tumblr along with my weekly photography pieces that have been littering my tumblr for the past few weeks… (If you’d like to see more, follow my photography blogpleiadesremember!)
My progress will be tracked with the tag “#ChanelRuns” from now on if your interested in seeing how it’s going.
And thats about it! Blogging my program again for myself below so I remember =)
This running plan is from a book by Kara Goucher (olympic runner) and she calls it.. “The World’s Simplest Beginner Running Plan”. I’m reposting this for myself (once again) as a healthy reminder to keep up my hard work! I’m on week 2 as of today!
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.