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.

Till tomorrow.

5 Replies to “First!”

  1. I went all the way back to your blog. You want to be a runner… I think you are now, aren’t you!? Keep on keeping on. Loving the idea of running slow but couldn’t follow it. Maybe when I’ve got my mad quest out the way, I’ll prod you for some advice on how to achieve this.

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    1. Thanks for reading this! It’s been an interesting first year of injury free running – we’ll see what comes next … I do have some crazy ideas to keep me motivated on this road. Good luck with your mad quest 😀

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  2. Nice to see your first post 2 years ago. You’ve come a long way since then. I had a similar experience. I started running 2 years ago, went real fast in hopes of getting quick weight loss 🙂 Then I faced knee pain every now and then. So gave up running. Then again I started sprinting (some magical word called ‘HIIT) for short duration. That too didn’t work for me. Now I am starting slow jogging, inspired by Prof Tanaka. You will be a motivation. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much! I have started so many times until I learned the lesson. Glad you found the solution too 😀 – It can be so hard to stick with it, but it is definitely worth it. Your knees will thank you for it. If I look back at all my weight loss and fitness gains over the past two years, it is still remarkable to me what little steps each day can do. It never felt like I was forcing myself to do all those changes it more or less came natural. I blame it on the slow running!


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