A good day today. Ate well and exercised in the evening after dinner by walking in the park.
During the walk a speed walker past me and reminded me that I can go faster, though I never quite caught up to her.
A few runners past me as well and suddenly I couldn’t stand it. I had to jog.
For those that don’t know, my hip has been bothering me when I jog ever since my 5K on April 5th. So, I’ve quit the regular 30-minute jogs and stuck to other workouts.
But this evening I couldn’t stand simply walking fast. Before I knew it I stepped it up into a jog. I took it easy (well, that’s not saying much since my jogging pace is barely about 4.3 mph – LOL ) and did walk/jog intervals for about a mile of the 2.7 miles I did on the trail.
It sure felt good, and so far my hip doesn’t hurt. I came home proud of my red, sweaty face and sweat drenched t-shirt. I will sleep good tonight. (which, by the way, is a reminder of why I love to jog…I feel so good afterwards and sleep wonderfully.) 🙂
Oh, and in case you’re wondering…I do still have plans to one day be a real runner. So stay tuned and find out more about how I plan on accomplishing this. I have plans, my friends, including not giving up, losing weight and getting fitted.