Weekend Vlog & Running Log

I didn’t know if I was going to do it, but I did indeed post my weekend vlog. I feel like it was kind of a boring one, so I’m sorry, guys! Anyway, it’s here.

Something I’ve talked about in my last two weekend vlogs (er, three?) is that I recently started running. It started rather suddenly two weeks ago. For some reason, after at least four months away from the gym and physical activity altogether, I decided to go run a mile. And it was totally easy. It was the best run of my life. I went back the next day and repeated the experiment. And again over the weekend. The truly odd thing is that I’m enjoying it. I have always hated running, but I feel so good after these runs that I just want to do more.

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So, last week I challenged myself to get beyond that mile. To keep myself accountable, I’m going to start a little runner’s log and share this with you. Here’s how I did last week:

  • Monday, August 24th: 1.25 miles, a new record!
  • Tuesday I got my hair done which took four hours after work.
  • Wednesday, August 25th: 1.75 miles. Like, are you kidding me, Nicole? Do this again. I’m still not sure how I did this. Absolutely a new record.
  • Thursday I had a work event after work and came home feeling terrible. No running. Friday I travelled to Rhode Island. No running.
  • Saturday, August 29th: 1 mile. I ran outdoors in Rhode Island. I never run outside; I’m always on a treadmill. I’m not too great at pacing myself yet, so I didn’t do as well as I know I could’ve.
  • Sunday, August 30th: 1.53 miles. Back home in the gym, I felt much more comfortable and was able to achieve my week’s goal of a mile and a half.

This week’s goal: consistently do 1.5 every time I run. We’ll see how this goes!

Any beginner runners out there? How about veterans with tips to share?

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