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Jogging again... [Apr. 24th, 2008|07:34 pm]
So, it's been about four weeks since I've tried aerobic exercise, and today I decided to try it again.

I put on my newer pair of running shoes, and went jogging.

I had put some rules into place. First, I wasn't going to try to run at any pace, but I was going to try to run with good form. I wasn't going to try to run fast, in other words, but I was going to try to be running the way I'd run if I was running fast. In the past, I've tried "jogging slowly" and I think it put me into a very bad form.

Second, I was going to go for 20 minutes, jogging when I felt like it, walking when I didn't. No more.

Third, I was going to pay attention to my body as best as I could.

Fourth, I was going to try to find the balance between "I'm trying hard to get better" and "I'm trying hard not to hurt myself, or be stupid (or macho - but in this context, "macho" and "stupid" are equivalent).

I learned that I can't jog very far very fast. Oh well.

But I'm 99% sure I jogged more than 10 minutes of the 20 minutes I was out. Now that I have an actual LJ post up about it, I'll be able to track my progress to some extent, if I keep up with it.

[User Picture]From: kightp
2008-04-25 02:51 am (UTC)
That's an extremely sensible plan, darlin'.
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[User Picture]From: ljgeoff
2008-04-25 01:05 pm (UTC)
I really like doing a walk-run. I run 100 steps and walk 100 steps.

What markers are you using for fitness? I remember you mentioning heart rate. Do you keep track of your blood pressure or blood glucose?
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