Getting Back To Running

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I really haven't run consistently since I had the weird incident with the man following me in his truck at 5am.  I was going to a cycling class at 5am since I didn't have to worry about being out on the street by myself.

Now that I have moved, I am trying to get back into running.  I went to the local YMCA yesterday and got on a treadmill.  My goal is to be able to run 3 miles on the treadmill before I go outside to run.  I lived at almost sea level before.  Now that I have moved I'm at about 7,300 feet with mountains all around!!  I need to let myself acclimate to this new climate.

My problem is that I am not competitive and I have a hard time pushing myself.  But yesterday I went 5K on the treadmill.  I walked a lot of it, but that is OK.  I will go to a weight lifting class this morning and a PiYo class this afternoon- isn't summer wonderful!!!

When I can run a 5K on the treadmill, I am planning on meeting a women's running group here in town who does trail running.  I have liked them on Facebook so I can see what they are doing.  I run so slowly that I just want to make sure I can keep up with them if they let me join in.

I prayed on the treadmill yesterday for God to just place ONE friend in my path!!  ha ha  I would just like to have one friend to meet for a glass of wine, to talk about mascara etc!!!  I know it will all take time.  AND- I know God will honor my prayer!!