I have not posted a lot about my running journey, but I am consistently running. A good thing for everyone, I think. I can run almost half a mile at at stretch around our track at the gym. I suspect I will get up to a half mile in the next couple of weeks. That is what I am hoping, at least.
I like running at the gym because it is just me running on the track. I can turn up my music on my ipod and go. I do not have to worry about keeping up with anyone else. And it is a fairly large indoor track, at about 1/8 mile. I have been counting laps, but I may need to switch to keeping track of time. I get zoned out and forget to count laps. I guess I need to buy a watch.
But the gym's track will only get me so far. I have a suspicion that in order to train for a 5K, I am going to have to get outside and run. I think I have a decent place I can run, not far from my house. It is a bike trail which follows a river, so I am fairly sure that the going will be mostly flat. (I am not up for hills right now, and my neighborhood is all hills. And not small hills, either!) The trail actually starts at the mall, if you can believe it!
I plan on trying to jog with a jogger stroller. To start with, I am going to borrow my mother's bob. That way I do not have to buy it if I find I hate running with a stroller. I have heard a lot of good things about the bob stroller. Hopefully I can make it work. I like that it has the fixed wheel at the front. And it is the bob with the really big tires, so it can "off road" a little easier.
Why am I telling you this? Well, I am hoping that you could help me get up the courage to actually get out and run. I would love to hear about tips and tricks for jogging with a stroller. How can I run without losing too much of my form? Is there anything I should beware of? Any info would help!