Laura asked me how running is going and I realized I haven’t said anything about it since that last post! I use the IOS app Runkeeper (I think it’s just a few dollars) to track where/ how long/ how fast I run. So here’s how I’ve been doing:
Fri April 19th: 1.48 miles, 23.21 minutes
Thurs April 25th: 1.61 miles, 25.44 minutes
Sun April 28th: 1.7 miles, 25.18 minutes
Tues April 30th: 2.27 miles 32.26 minutes
Today: 1.24 miles, 15.15 minutes
What I normally do is run a 1/4 mile, walk a 1/4 mile. On the last two runs I was able to run 3 of the 1/4 miles, which was awesome. The April 30th run was so long because I discovered a great running path right by my house that leads to a dog park! So when I have time, that’s the route I will take. But today I just had an hour in between class and work, so I did a quick run.
Slowly but surely my heart and lungs are getting acclimated to this much activity. It’s been great to just have the goal of doing every other day, because it takes the pressure off of me. Plus, it’s way easier to motivate myself to get out the door after I’ve had a day off.
I love the Runkeeper app because it lets you attach a picture to each run after you complete it, so I’ve been taking pictures along the way or taking a picture of me and Duke. It’s just one of those little things that makes running a bit more fun.
How have you been exercising lately? If you run, what are the things that motivate you? What apps have you tried to help you work out?
Have a wonderful day!
Scenes from the last few runs: