Is there anything more daunting to a perfectionist than an empty page?
I guess the point is to get started … to just blog and therefore somehow become accountable to keep up this running habit.
Now there is a start. First of all I am not a runner … So my first failure is the naming of this blog. However I aspire to be a runner. I know I can be a runner. I just don’t know when.
I tried being a runner a lot of times. I tried to be a runner as a teenager to get out of the house. I tried to a runner every couple of years ever since. It always lasted longer. I always got better. Each time I tried I became better at it.
This time I am taking all steps recommended.
- I am taking it slow
- I am taking it serious
- I am making it a priority
- I got the shoes and then some
- I started this blog
For now I am mostly concerned about this blog and what to write about. I’ve read so many other running blogs and keep being inspired by them, that I just draw a blank looking at myself.
But let me try:
I am following a guide for older runner. This seems to be over 35 … reality sucks. The goal is to be able to run for 60 minutes 3 times a week. I am in the last week before this magic is supposed to happen. Realistically though I will repeat the week before the 60 minutes for some time. I am supposed to run three times 19 minutes with 1 minute walking in between. I don’t stretch but I do go for a fast 5 minute warm up walk before and after the “prescribed” workout.
To get to this point I followed the Endomondo beginner 5k plan. In the last weeks it was quite hard and after finishing the plan I switched to the one I am currently using.
So there is a start.