So last week I wrote a post that many people seemed to relate to about the Presidential Fitness test and having to run the mile. I ended with my commitment that I am going to run a mile this year. And this is what I mean: I plan to run a complete mile without stopping, walking or falling flat on my face.
This is something I have never done and honestly it is more than a little intimidating. I have done 5ks (mostly walk with a touch of running), but have never been able to sustain a run for over a minute. So there is a long way for me to go.
So naturally I put this out there and have been running ZERO times since then. I've been to the gym - kettle bells, elliptical, swimming, etc, but no actual running, or even fast walking. I know I'm actually going to practice this if I have a clue of making it, but honestly I don't quite know where to begin. Couch to 5k didn't seem to work for me...I could hardly make it out of week 1. I suppose I should start some interval training, but I just don't know what I'm doing.
Realistically I am more than a little scared about this. It shouldn't be as big a deal as it is I suppose, but it seems like a really big deal. So naturally I respond best to big deals with paralysis, procrastination and avoidance. Somehow I don't think that will get me there.
So anyone have any tips to get me going? Any and all thoughts are welcome.