Over the last few days, I've received tons of questions about running. Particularly how I started running. I didn't just wake up one random morning and start trotting along for miles. Far from it. All of my life, I've believed I could not run. That I didn't have the body for it (flat feet) or that I flat out just couldn't do it (always comparing myself to faster people. shame shame shame). All lies.
I can't sugar coat it though, running is hard work. Running is also rewarding work. The feeling of accomplishment at the end of a long run, crossing the finish line at a race, or setting a new Personal Record (PR) is euphoric. Running has also helped me to trim the fat- literally. Running melts fat.
I wrote a post after 10K training week one that details the beginning of my running story, which only began in February of this year. You can read all about that here.
Half Marathon Training Week Two- Run 1
3 Mile Run (Outside Steady Pace)
3 Sets of 20 Squats with 20 Squat Pulses (40 Pound Weighted Bar)
One set of 15 per leg Bench Step with Lunge
36lb Weighted Walking Lunges - 25 per leg
Arms- Set of 15, 12, 8
20lbs- Bicep Curls
20lbs- Shoulder Press
30 Toe Touches
15 per side Oblique V-Ups