Ok, back to this running thing. It has just been there like a little thorn or something.....just kind of bugging me. Don't get me wrong. I am glad it is there. I have hung with this for about a year, fitness that is, and have been adding some running here and there. It comes and goes, or at least it did, now it is here more that there. For the last three months I have really been interested in truly adding in the running. I have had little breakthroughs along the way. Getting through 4 minutes without stopping, that was a big one. (remember that speed will just have to wait) I have a program on my ipod that is an interval training plan. It was hard. but then a little breakthrough....it started getting easier. It is hard to find a flat stretch around here, but I did. Then came the hills, well just a couple. But I wanted them because I would do short intervals going up. Then came a little breakthrough, 5 minutes, then 6 minutes......solid running well jogging or even just a trot! (Yes you got it....going down) lol I will take it any way I can get it. Well, I have had my biggest breakthrough yet. One mile, a little over, finally, finally, finally! I am really happy, but now I have to keep it up. It will be a while before that mile becomes easy.
I have a goal. I want to run part of the Blooms Day Road Race in Spokane. More than I did last year.