So, to get me ready for this endeavour, I went out last night and bought some new running shoes! I have some Nike runners already, but I only use them for inside workouts (like my dailyhiit workouts) and I dont want to ruin them by running with them outside, especially in this snowy weather. So I bought some new runners that I am going to start wearing outside once the snow melts, and for now I am going to run outside with my New Balance shoes that I hate and want to get rid of. I figure I might as well use them to run outside in these weather conditions and then throw them out in the spring time. I also bought these grippy things that go over the soles of my shoes which help to give my shoes some grip so I dont slip in the snow! No excuses! I admit I went a little crazy with this, but I also bought a lululemon running jacket. Hey, it was on sale! To me, there is nothing like hot, new workout clothes to get me motivated! If Im going to make a fool of myself in public while running, I might as well look good right??
So today, I went out for my first run. I ran for just over 20 minutes. 2 mins walking, 2 mins running and switching back and forth. It went well. I did not run with music as I wanted to focus on my run. There are so many nice houses to look at around where I live, so I did a little sight seeing :) Like I said, my goal is to run every other day and then alternate with dailyhiit workouts. Wish me luck!! :)
My new Nike shoes