Thursday, February 18, 2010

Just Jogged a Whole Minute at a Time!

It may not seem like much, but a minute is pretty cool in my world. I have exercise-induced asthma (my asthma is mild, thank goodness, but still present) and since I still weigh so much at the moment, I take it easy on the jogging front. I found a nice article on how to get started with running, so that's helpful.

We went to the track tonight at BYU. It's nice since you know that if you do 5 laps around the outside lanes, it equals one mile. They also have time clocks so you can get an idea of how fast you are going.
I brought a stopwatch with me. I gave myself 5 minutes of warm-up time, then quickly reset the watch and jogged for a minute. After another 5 minutes of walking, it was time to jog again. I did several sessions like that. In the later ones I did stretch out the walking time to make sure I wasn't pushing myself too hard.
It's little victories like this that keep me going. I'll continue doing the 1 minute jogging splits over the next week. I hope that bumping it up to 2 minutes at a time next week will go just as well.

How long did it take before you could jog for a while - a mile, an hour, etc?


Melynna said...

I think that's awesome! I'm currently increasing my walking distance every day, so you're way ahead of me. Good job being motivated!

A friend and I are on peertrainer together. Would you like to join our group?

PACO said...

Nice work! I'm to the point that if I jog for a couple of minutes, I start wheezing and my legs ache for days afterwards. You'll be passing me up in no time!

balloongal said...

Oh my goodness, that's terrific. I really need to do some walking or something. I don't even think I'm up for jogging. You're way ahead of me.

Miss Nessa said...

Thanks y'all!

Sure, I'll do the peertrainer thing. Please send me los detailos.

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