First let me just say that as most of you know I've been working hard to become a "runner". I have asthma which is pretty well controlled, but does seem to get me a little off when I do run/jog.
Anyway...I decided to map out a 5k course in my neighborhood and run it today. Check out this awesome site and you can do the same...map out anywhere in the world...it's soooo cool!!
I usually run on the treadmill and have only run outside a few times. As mentioned here, I thought I would be training better on the treadmill. Let me also say that I do take walking breaks when I run outside. I try and make them no more than 1 1/2 min. Today, I took 6 in my 5k jog. For a total of 8 mins. I jogged for the rest of the time. I ran my 5k in 40:26. I was hoping to beat 45 mins., with only 3-4 walking breaks. Now to be fair there are 2 big downhill slopes...but on the other side are 2 uphill slopes...hence a little more walking :)
All I can say is I'm just so darn excited!! I found a local race, but it's not until September. So my friends there you have it! I can run...well, jog/walk...whatever!!
* Now, if I could only get those shapely legs :)