Thursday, September 19, 2013
She's intrigued. I've encouraged her to aim for a 5k which I'd happily run with her at whatever pace. They are fun and a nice goal. No, you don't need running shoes or any special gear at first. No, not really at first. Maybe a watch just to time a run/walk interval mix and after a month or so, yes, let's go to a local running store and get you some specific running shoes.
Warning: running is not a quick fix. It takes time to build the cardiovascular system and the body to handle continuous running. Its perfectly ok to walk too. It's about you and what you need. Sometimes you'll push yourself a bit further and harder and sometimes it's best to just keep it at an easy jog.
She was shocked to hear that during my weekly runs with a friend that we chatted the whole time. "You can talk?!" Yes. And it's better than the bar scene. "You ran 8 miles before work?!" Heh. And would happily do it again.
And then you can have a pleasant and relaxing run just for you whenever. And when you finish, the full moon and sunrise over the lake calls you. You breathe deeply and realize that it is doesn't get any better than this.