I did not realize that there was such a difference in road running and treadmill running.
Last weekend my oldest DD and I went out to run. I couldn't do it! Of course I had already gone to an hour of spin class and I think those 600 calories that I burned were just too many and my body was exhausted.
We went on vacation this week and I took my running shoes. They did not get used. I did not do ANYTHING as far as running. I also took my weights and I did some exercises. Actually to the point that my arms were sore. That was good. We also did paddle boats that were HARD! I can not believe how much 4 people can paddle and you just don't go anywhere! Talk about lack of motivation. I think we were out on the water for about 40 minutes before we gave up.
We got back early Friday evening and I was so tired. Tired from eating unhealthy foods, and tired from being in the car for two extra hours but then I didn't sleep. I ended up with about 5-6 hours of sleep. Horrible sleep! Not even good, knock out sleep. I got up and ran on the road yesterday though. Only for 15 minutes, and it was part run part walk, but I did it. I am trying to retrain my body to run on the front of my feet instead of heal first. It is hard. I am working on it though. Somehow I think it would be easier if I were running barefoot, but I do not dare. Not on the roads in my area.
So today, after I run my errands I will try and run again. I am just going to add in a little more each day and see how I do. Hopefully today goes a little better although I didn't sleep well last night either so we will see.
Goodness becoming a runner is HARD! I will not give up though. Trying hard to remember the words below.