So today I began running to train for a marathon. Which one? Who knows… I just know that I will be running in at least two (maybe more?) marathons this year. So I walked and ran for 21 minutes today. It was windy and cold but I was determined to do it. And I’m so glad I did.
It was really tough because I ended up using my inhaler (for asthma) more times that I wanted to, but I know that as I condition my body to become a better runner, my lungs will be conditioned as well. I ran/walked just around my neighborhood and it was perfect because there are a few slopes and small hills that made the trek more challenging and interesting. It was a really sunny day and that made it even more rewarding for me.
I am so proud of myself. Even though this was literally only “baby steps,” it was still a huge move forward in the direction of my goal, which is to run a marathon this year… I’m on my way!