(I go out for about an hour, spending about 20 minutes walking to warm up and 10 minutes walking to cool down. The program calls for about 30 minutes. Whatever works for you.)
Weeks 1-3: Walk 5 minutes to warm up, run up to 2 minutes, repeat. Weeks 4-6; Warm-up time, then walk 3 minutes, run 3 minutes, repeat (or if that's too much, to soon, start with 90 second intervals and work up to 3 minutes.) Weeks 7-9: Warm-up time then run 4-5 minutes, walk 1-2 minutes Weeks 10-12: Warm-up time then Run 8-10 minutes, walk 1-2 minutes Weeks 13 on: Warm-up time then run 30 minutes straight. If you can't do it at first, don't fret about it, do what you can, walking when you need to, with a goal in mind of 30 minutes of straight running.
1. Get into a size 16 2. Hike in the Grand Canyon in May 3. Hike the La Luz trail up Sandia Mt. in Albuquerque in Sept. (May not make it to the top, but do my best!) 4. Do at least 12 additional, really interesting hikes this year in Seattle/Michigan and/or New Mexico 5. Limit diet soda to no more than once a month with a goal in mind of giving it up completely. 6. Run a half mile without stopping 7. Run a mile without stopping 8. Run 5k
Longer Term Goals
Weight: 168 or less Camping and hiking trip for at least 3 days in the Grand Canyon 5k race, no particular speed required Do the "Sound To Narrows" race again in Seattle area (just over 7 miles. I did it twice, years ago.) Hike all 60 hikes with my daughter from the : "60 Hikes Around Albuquerque" book.