Running Again – 2015 Edition

Full Moon over the bayThree years ago I was hit with Celiac Disease and my running derailed. It took 18 months to fully recover. I seriously need to get back in shape.

On Wednesday, 12/31/2014, I started running again. It was freezing cold out (40 degrees in SoCal is freezing BTW) so I layered up and drove to the Strand by the Redondo Beach Pier. I walked/ran 2.25 miles with 7 intervals of 50 seconds each. That was the best I could do. For the record, I started out at 216.5 pounds. On Sunday I weighed 219 pounds.


I also did some serious reading to get my mind in gear.

 

 

Full moon over the Strand

Today, Monday, 1/5/2015, I weighed in at 214.5 pounds. It was 52 degrees, so not as bad as Wednesday. I layered up again and headed for the Strand.

Some days it’s worth it to get up early.  The full moon was setting over Santa Monica Bay just at Sunrise.

I did another run/walk with eight 70 second intervals of running, improving 20 seconds over Wednesday.

Before Celiac I used C25K to get in shape.  I’m not using the app this time, but gradually pushing myself to extend my time and distance.

How are you challenging yourself in 2015?

 

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About 1heartle

My passion and obsession is with books, reading, life-long learning, libraries, literacy and tutoring. A second passion is public speaking, teaching and powerful presentations. I am always experimenting with new teaching and training methods in an effort to find the most effective way to engage learners.
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