Friday, August 21, 2009

Treadmill again

I finally got on the treadmill again this morning for the first time since the end of May. That's the longest break I've had since we got the machine in November of 2005. I tried to start slow. I never went over 3.5 mph, and just did a steady walk for 40 minutes (2.07 miles). For some reason it seems to take longer on a treadmill than on land. At any rate, that's probably more than I should have done for the first time. I don't want to overdue it. I want to go very slow. I need to keep reminding myself that I'm trying to establish long-term life change, not just 'accomplish something.' I don't need to go a certain distance or speed... I just need to get into a regular rhythm of exercise. So, here I go.