Yay !! My new running shoes arrived. Brooks Addiction 11, size 9.5. I vowed that when the new running shoes are delivered I will immediately hit the road.
And that is what I did.
Since this was my first fun in a very long time, I thought I would take it slow and easy. I didn’t realize how hard slow and easy would be. I followed the first workout of the first week of the C25K program. It was harder than I envisioned.
The 45 extra pounds that I’m carrying doesn’t help. I really need to lose those pounds. I don’t know how much of those 45 pounds are beer calories but I’m certain it’s a large percentage. I could feel those calories slosh around in my fat cells.
It will take some time. Two months at least as I follow the C25K program. So, hopefully, by the end of August I will be trained for a 5k. And that is good. Since I would like to run in the Greenwood Indiana Trail Trek 5K on September 12, 2015.
I bought the new running shoes from RunningShoes.com. I was too lazy to go to the near by running store. I wasn’t too thrilled with the way the package arrived. It was just the crushed shoe box loosely shrink wrapped. It did not include a note of thanks for buying from RunningShoes.com. I would have heard a “thank you” from the local running store. And the shoes felt used. I checked the soles and they looked and felt new but the uppers felt soft and used. At least they gave me free shipping.
After the 29 minute work out where I ran for a total of 7.5 minutes (alternating between a 45 second run, then a 90 second walk, then a 45 second run and then a 60 second walk repeating 5 times with a 5 minute warm up walk and a 5 minute cool down walk), I ran out (actually drove the car) to pick up a new pair of head phones. The old pair wouldn’t stay in my ears.
Hopefully I’m on the right track. A fresh start. A new effort.