Tuesday, 29 July 2008

I'm off and running

At the encouragement of many, I’ve started a clinic at the Running Room to learn how to run. I mean, the basics of it I’ve know since I was young, but as I’ve grown older, the exercise that I’ve been getting has slowly diminished. I still get out in my canoe once in a while, but that’s not really great exercise unless you do it for many hours, something my current job doesn’t allow.

So, I joined a Learn to Run clinic at my local Running Room store. Last night was the first night, and I ran 7 sets of 1 minute of running followed by 2 minutes of walking. To my surprise, I handled it quite well. No collapsing or heavy breathing. So, now I’ll do the same reps on Wednesday and Sunday, and then ramp it up next week to 1 minute run, 1 minute walk.

Tonight is my night off. I’m laying 150 square feet of engineered hardwood in the basement. It’ll probably be harder work.