It's spring, so it's time to start exercising again
The wife and I just started running. She’s an old hand looking to get back in the habit. I’m just lazy but think, as I do around this time every year, that I can develop that habit.
Several things are different this year as I try to learn to exercise again. I’m running with somebody else; I actually sat down and thought about what I like and don’t like about exercise and will avoid the things I don’t like; and I have an actual plan. All three come together in a tool called MapMyRun.com. Here’s how…
MapMyRun let’s you, well, duh, map your runs. But that means you can share your runs—so Lindsay and I can agree on where we want to go beforehand and know exactly how long it is. And it means I can do what I like when exercising: namely, be competitive with myself (and yes, a little with Lindsay) by repeating routes and improving on previous times…earlier attempts at exercise fizzled almost as soon as they started because I’d go out without any idea of where I wanted to go or if I had a way to measure progress.
Here’s where Lindsay and I went today, using the Couch-to-5k Running Plan. This will be the route for three runs this week.