OK, well maybe I shouldn't be saying that just yet but I want to be a runner. Does that count?
As you all have read I decided to try running on the treadmill at the gym on Wednesday. After reading all of your advice from my previous post here, I decided to try to run in intervals on the treadmill.
I used Carrie's (from Newlywed Girl) advice. She suggested intervals on the treadmill. So that is what I did. For 30 minutes I alternated walking at 3.5mph for two minutes and then running at 5mph for two minutes.
Honestly it was tough. I thought it was going to be a lot easier but by the time I was done I was ready to fall over. It almost seems like running on the treadmill is harder then running outside. But I survived and I am ready to go back today and do it again. I know it is just a start and I hope to work my way up to just running instead of intervals.
If anyone out there is a runner. I would love some advice. Is this how you get started running? Will I slowly be able to run longer? Should I keep pushing myself to run longer each time? I'm just not quite sure how I can get my body to be able to handle running without getting awful cramping in my side. Hopefully it will come with time.