26.2 miles and a pair of now dirty new running shoes

Obviously… by the comments (thank you) I forgot to mention I am following a training program… it’s a 16 week novice program I got from Runners World. I’m just getting in shape (as in… able to run without wanting to amputate my hips and knees at the end of the run) before the training program starts. 🙂

Here’s what I’m learning about myself:

Lesson 1: I’m going to have to learn how to stretch well before and after I run.
Lesson 2: Water consumption is necessary… pretty excited I found a cool iPhone app to track how much water I drink and when each day. Makes it a game, which makes it fun.
Lesson 3: I’m going to need great running music… suggestions? All I have so far is Bond (electronic remixes of classical pieces, great energy… but it’s going to get old)
Lesson 4: The app iMapMyRun makes running really fun.

Mileage update:
First week
3.75 (blkwtr)
3.25 (blkwtr)

Second week (so far)
2 (trail)
1.12 (road/neighborhood)
3.53 (trail)

And I’m going to put my training program into my calendar. I’m testing out now when I best like to run/workout… I’m realizing my best time is mornings… which is going to change my bedtime to a requirement rather than a “when-i-feel-like-it”.

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