Sunday, June 14, 2009

Before running, I was in love with walking.

I feel good about running 5 nights this week. I know I am slow and still have a looong way to go but I think I did well for a beginner. I have never ran a total of 14 miles in a week before! Last Friday night was the first time I ever ran 5K straight. Yey for baby steps!

Before I started running, my daily exercise was an hour's walk. After work, I would take evening walks. During the weekends, I would either go biking or take a long walk. Walking allows me to bring along my camera and take some pictures of whatever interests me. Here's a photo of some lovely whites I saw during one of my walks last spring.

{Roadside Pretties}

Back then, I was completely satisfied with walking and never imagined myself being able to run for an entire minute. Although I plan on upping my miles and trimming my running time, walking will always have a special place in my heart. I think all the walks I took helped with my transition to running.

Did you also start with walking before switching to running? During 'rest' days, is it okay to take a leisurely walk? I don't want to completely break up with walking just yet. :P


  1. I love walking too - I like to mix them in with my runs every now and again. Have a great day!

  2. I think it's totally fine to mix in a light walk on days you take off running! It's not that strenuous and it's something you enjoy, so you might as well!

    Before I started trail running I used to love hiking! Now I run/hike on the trails and love it even more :-)

  3. First of all, I am sooo happy to receive all your encouraging comments. Who knew blogging and running could be so fun? :) It's amazing how much info I learn from you guys.

    iowagirleats: Thanks for dropping by! Yay for walking and running!

    Amber: I've seen some of your hiking pics in your blog. You live in such a beautiful place.

  4. Haha, you never told me how you found my blog? :) Yes pix are great but I am still struggling with them... can never get them to appear WITHIN my text, no matter what I do they all show up at the top. Oh well, live and learn right! :)