I felt fantastic!
Here is actually what the workout consisted of:
4 minutes: walk
2 minutes: run (slowly, very slowly at first!)
2 minutes: walk (I repeated this 2 and 2 a few times.)
4 minutes: run
2 minutes: walk (I repeated this cycle a few times as well.)
6 minutes: run
2 minutes: walk (I did this twice).
Total time: 51:25
Total distance: 4 miles
I was surprised by how short of breath I was while running. I am really out of shape! But, now I know that I can run, and I plan to increase my minutes running each day. My overall plan is to slowly increase my walking/running mileage to 30 miles a week this summer. I want to hold at 30/week until my next surgery. After I rest and recover from that (another 4-6 weeks of no running), I hope to pick up my mileage fairly quickly back to the 30/week. If I can get to 30/per week by October 8, I will be in good shape to begin my next marathon training! Lynn and I signed up today for the Disney World Marathon, which is in January, 2013. I know we both said that we would not be doing another marathon for a while, and certainly not one that required training in the fall.....but here we go again! I really want to prove to myself that I can bounce back completely from breast cancer! What better way to do that than to run a marathon! But, unlike my husband and two other dear friends, Heather and Esther, Lynn and I are not Goofy! Jimmy, Heather, and Esther all signed up for the Goofy Challenge--which is running the Half Marathon on one day, and then running the Full Marathon the next day! Fun! Fun!
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord,for He is good! His mercy endures forever!"
1 Chronicles 16:34