I did it! I got back to running
today yesterday, and it felt great!
After I decided that I was definitely going to run, my body woke me up earlier than usual. I guess it was its way of saying, “it’s beautiful out! Let’s go running now, please?!” Well, that’s exactly what I did!
I searched around the web to see whether or not I should eat a little somepin’ somepin’ before I left. Most runners said that if you were doing short run (less than 5 miles), that you should be ok running on an empty stomach. When I was training for a 5k last year, I realized very early on that I needed to wait at least 90 minutes after eating a meal before doing a run. If I didn’t, I would get cramps mid-run. Not a great feeling.
So, I did my Week 1 Couch to 5k run on an empty stomach and felt fine. I don’t know if that was because I was truly ok, or because it was soooooo beautiful outside today. I spent most of the run looking at everyone’s yards and all the color tulips in full bloom. Running under and past such fragrant trees was also enjoyable!
I did my first run with Run Keeper (free edition) and I have no complaints thus far! My iPhone was able to easily track my course, via GPS. I took the advice of many users in that I opened up my Google Maps app before I started Run Keeper, so it could zero in on my location. I went and checked my run and it looked pretty good to me! I didn’t pay much attention to the pace/speed readings since I was both walking and running for this workout. It’s nice to see that Run Keeper works as advertised. I’ll try a different app next time I run and report back!
After my run, I took a short break, refueled with a banana and some peanut butter, then did ChaLEAN Extreme Lean Circuit 3. I felt so accomplished!
It just felt so great to be out running again! I missed it! My last run was in October!