Ten days after arriving in our new home, I finally went for a run.
With summer fast approaching, I've made a promise to myself that I am going to ease back into running. The last race I ran was a half marathon in Chicago in August 2010. That year I ran 8 races (1 marathon, 5 half marathons, a 15K and a 10K). Since then, I haven't run much. Last year, when my son turned one, I tried to get back into running. It didn't happen.
San Francisco has great places to run, don't get me wrong. But I didn't make it a priority to get out regularly. I had a good 2 month stretch last fall, and after the holidays I never got back into it.
Now that I'm in Denver, I've made a new pledge to try again. One thing I've noticed is people are really active here. Other places I've lived that have had a high number of active people: San Diego and Hawaii. I really hope that all these active Denverites motivate me to get out there!
Today's run wasn't so much a run, but more of a run-walk. Using the methods the San Diego Track Club taught me the two years ago when I trained with them for marathons, I'll slowly work up to longer runs. Right now my goal is to just get out there and run-walk for 30 minutes, four to five times a week. Once I've done that consistently, I'll move onto longer runs on the weekends.