*busts a groove while making her own beats*
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So yeah I went for my nightly walk and this time I took the bike trailer off the bike and put Jett in that instead of his stroller. It turns into a jogging stroller type thing when you do that. So sweet deal. :) I was getting a brisk pace going and a good song came on and I was really feeling it so I was like hmmm I think I will jog over to that stop sign. And then I did! Downed some water and then kept up a nice brisk walk before thinking hey I think I should jog some more. And I did of course. I came upon hills and I ran down them.. I felt like I was flying. Though I'm sure it was quite slow compared to most. lol. I did my best to jog back up the hills too. The steep ones though I had to slow back down to a walk and push myself up them. At some points I found myself saying hey I'm going to jog over to that tree and then I got to the tree and I still felt amazing so I kept on running past that tree over around the corner and like twice as far as I originally thought I could! It was great and I felt so accomplished tonight. I basically did intervals of walking and then jogging/running for 3 miles straight. It was super awesome and I am so psyched. lol.
I did 3 miles in 50 minutes and probably a lot more than half of that was walking. This is not a fast pace at all. I have been walking 3 miles/hour mostly so yeah. lol. But I am still happy with myself.
This was only like my 2nd attempt at running/jogging so woot. I'm thinking I will research the couch to 5k thing this week and then start it on Monday of next week probably. I want to do a 5k in either October or November. I'm thinking maybe November is a better idea. I could maybe do it to celebrate my birthday and whatever organization I'm walking/running for I can just tell people hey donate money to them for my race instead of spending it on a birthday gift i don't need. A good idea, right?
Oh speaking of good ideas... hahaha. I thought a crazy idea up on my walk tonight. Just so crazy it might be awesome. I'll have to talk it over with my besties tomorrow though when we meet up to do some Turbo Jam since it involves their help.
Anyways though... I'm thinking I want some advice from some of you runners out there.. like slimkatie... I noticed my heart pounding out of my dang chest at the end of my little sprint intervals because I felt like I was subconsciously telling myself to hold my breath. I know I should be breathing the entire time and not holding my breath but I think the wind in my face was my body's natural reaction to say omg hold your damn breath? I don't know if that makes sense but that's just what it felt like to me. Do ya'll have any tips on how to train yourself to breathe easier while running or is it just something you have to learn over time somehow?