Take It on the RUn

by Stephanie

Day 2: “How are you feeling today? Hope you enjoyed your first workout yesterday. Ready for Day 2?

Here’s your workout for today: Start with a 5-10 minute warm-up walk. Run 1/1 x 10. (Run 1 minute, walk 1 minute, ten times, for a total of 20 minutes.) Finish with a 5-10 minute cool-down walk. This is the same workout you did yesterday, so you can definitely do it!”

Today’s workout playlist brought to you by NSync, Foo Fighters and Notorious BIG. Excellent.

So who’s pissed that I’m doing this? Oh, that would be my right and left lung. After day 1’s run last night, I spent the rest of the evening hacking and coughing. And I woke up in pain, soreness everywhere. I am pathetic.

Not having a car means I walk everywhere when I’m not on the subway. You would think that would give me some sort of cardio endurance. But no. I think it’s that whole muscle confusion thing. My muscles are entirely used to the effort it takes to walk around the city but whatever combination of muscle movement that is required to run is foreign. And like I said, my lungs are pissed.

Tomorrow’s a rest day. They encourage cross training, but let’s just be honest, that ain’t happening.

More on Tuesday.