after donning makeshift running clothes, we clumsily stepped out of the house, sans heavy bag, wallet, and coats; it felt kind of vulnerable.
the first five minutes of the 30-minute workout is a brisk, warm-up walk. we stumbled through that as we tried to get our apps synced to the same time. eventually, we just used mine and i indicated run/walk times.
after the walk, a cute, little voice says, "begin running!" all cheery like. what a jerk.
so we run. 60 seconds has never felt so long. i thought of my new shoes and how expensive they were, and the sports bra that is a little too small (understatement?), but i hope the running will make it fit better in a couple weeks. then, the cheery voice says, "begin walking!". i sigh and slow down.
thankfully, my brain was kept busy processing a decent route for us to make some sort of circle back to home, without really knowing how far we were going to run in total.
instead of my first plan of going halfway and then turning around, we meandered through the neighborhood between woodman's and cottage grove road and olbrich. when cheery-lady said, "you're halfway done!" i thought, "only halfway? omg." so we kept on running and walking. right when the cool-down five-minute walk started we had just gotten to olbrich, so we ended up cooling down on the way home from there.
all in all, it wasn't so bad. my legs are pretty sore today, but it's the type of sore that makes you feel like you did something good to deserve it.
the regimen recommends running three days a week, with a break in between. so, tomorrow, i'll run by myself after work. i had intended on bringing the dogs, but i'm not sure now. it might be a little too distracting for the first week. i'll see how i feel tomorrow... if i walk them first and then go run, it adds an extra 45 minutes to the evening's routine. if i bring them with, they will have to follow along, and it might be a steep learning curve.