Helena has made the decision to start running for fitness in 2020. This morning, January 11th, we went out for our first run together.
This is the first time ever that Helena has done any running, other than running in from the rain or running for a bus. With that in mind she was a little anxious going into our first outing, understandable. Despite this anxiety she was also quite excited; to the extent that we actually got up early to go out (9:30 am, so not really that early).
For this first outing we stated out with some stretching (a must for anybody doing any form of exercise, especially for those just starting out). The run itself was a simple interval session of 30 seconds of jogging followed by 1 minute of recovery walking; we did this for 3 laps of our local park (I estimate somewhere in the region of 2km total).
As Helena is a regular visitor to the gym, this session was no trouble from a fitness standpoint. At the end of the workout she was in a great mood and said that she had really enjoyed it. She even said that she was excited for next weeks session.
In reality, I have done a poor job of keeping up with running and fitness in general over the last few months; so I am certain that this new regime will help me too. I am personally excited to see Helena improve and become more excited and comfortable over the coming weeks. It is hard to describe quite how proud I was when she said that this was something that she wanted to try.