|The Hiram Sibley Building at the corner of Alexander St. and University Ave. in Rochester, NY (3/11/12).|
But, I've got to start with baby steps...
I did a quick online search and returned to something that has worked for me in the past (in addition to putting down the chips and wings) and that is a "coach potato to 10k" program. There are many online, and all are pretty similar( walk-run-walk-run), and what I like about them is that it transitions one from a relatively sedentary state to activity in a way that is not too jarring. I did not, however choose to start at the very beginning of the program as I have not yet become quite that much of a coach potato!
I picked up the program with Week 4 which calls for: "4 Days of activity: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday as follows: 6 minute walk, 7 minute jog, 5 minute walk, 6 minute jog, 6 minute walk." After strapping on the old school GPS ($10 watch from Target), I hit the bricks! While on my 30 minute walk-run, I passed the building above which once again reminded me of how much I enjoy running the streets of the city on weekends.