First Run Date : Sunday 30 April 2017
I am not Mr fit, but then again I am not overweight or in bad shape (if I say so myself). I used to do a few sports when I was younger Swim, Karate and Tennis, but then as most kids do they give them up.
My weight over the past 3 to 6 years has been up and down but mostly up, so I thought lets give it a shot plus with all the food I am eating for my restaurant reviews I need to keep in shape.
I didn’t know what I needed to buy to start, so I hit the shops and took a look at what was on offer.
I learned that there is a large amount of sports clothes, I kinda knew this but didn’t know exactly how much as its an area I have never really looked at. I knew I had to get trainers and also I wanted an arm pouch for my iPhone so I could measure how I do….and obviously the rest of the clothes as I don’t think running naked in public is the way to go.
So I got all my gear and I was ready.
Today I started running for the first time….
The morning of the run…
I woke up and thought “what am I doing?” part of me wanted to go back to sleep, the other part thought no lets do this. I think this is the hardest part for running or even going to the gym, the motivation of actually getting out there and starting and keeping it up.
The location we set for the run was Kelvingrove Park, I have walked here many times, been to the Mela here and it was a nice location for a run….plus the weather today was going to be dry and slightly sunny so a win.
Throughout the run I did have to slow down to a fast walk to catch my breath, but once it was back I started up again.
After the run…
Active Calories : 245 CAL
Total Calories : 318 CAL
Distance : 3.77KM
Elevation Gain : 68M
Avg Heart Rate : 130BPM
Avg Pace : 10'37 /KM
I actually did better than expected, well I think I did. Total time running around the 30mins, with 5 to 10 mins walking in-between when got out of breath.
The next day my legs were sore, but this was to be expected.
I will continue as my aim to run for 1 hour without stopping, so lets see how I do.
My next run is on Tuesday 9th May 2017
Will keep you posted.