Sunday, December 04, 2005

Such Timing 

Inspired by a BMC classmate of mine, The Girl and I decided to take up running. Yesterday we went out and got ourselves each a pair of Ryka running shoes, and this morning woke up for our first run. Last week I looked up some running sites and found Cool Running's schedule for couch potato to 5K in two months.

Sadly, we didn't check the weather, and woke up to the first big snowstorm of the year. But we were undeterred. We shoveled the driveway, cleared off the cars, and off we went.

I know, you're thinking, "Why did you get in your car?"

The roads are all slushy and yucky, plus we had to do some grocery shopping, so we drove down to the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington. It's nicely covered with trees, so the snow wasn't bad, plus it was quiet and there wasn't all kinds of road slush. Our first day of running went quite well, with a 5-minute walking warmup, then alternating 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. That's the schedule for the first week.

Then we climbed up the steps to Starbucks, then back in the car for shopping. Nice!

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 4:15 PM