I’m nervous, and excited.
I’ve tried this program before, and failed on the very first run.
I’ve never been good at running- not as a kid, not as an adult, ever.
My heart races, my chest thumps and I can’t breathe. It’s like I have to stop altogether in order for my body to recover and breathing to go back to normal.
It’s really embarrassing for me. I enjoy weight and resistance training, and do that a few times a week as well as walking in between.
But running? Forget it.
I can’t even go for runs with my partner because he’s that ridiculously fit that he wears a mask to make his breathing even HARDER, and I’m just sitting here like I can’t even use my own lung capacity ....
Does anyone have any tips or ideas of what I can do to overcome this? I really want to be able to go for runs and I’ve heard nothing but great things about this program.. but it’s like I almost need to start out easier than the first run!
Also should probably put in there that I quit smoking almost 2 weeks ago after almost 10 years so my lungs are still mending!