So I went out and purchased the Nike+ pack and a smashing new pair of Nike+ shoes. I came home, hooked my Nike+ up to my iPod and downloaded this great workout program. I was going to become a runner in 12 weeks! TWELVE WEEKS!! Are you serious? It's that simple? Riiiight. Here's what really happened. (**insert "Eye of the Tiger" theme music**) I placed my special Nike armband around my meaty arm, put on my smashing new shoes, and placed my ear phones snug into my ears. I grabbed my cell phone and selected "begin workout". This really charming lady came into my head and said "Beginning Workout". Oooh how nice. I have a narrator. Fabulous! Then I hyper-extended my knee. I'm 32 and literally cannot walk/run 3 miles without injuring myself!
So here I am, 3 months later, a hyper-extended knee and flat-footed as a platypus, and I am just now realizing, I am severely out of shape. So how do people do it? I'm learning to run through the pain (ie. shin splints and side cramps), however I can't seem to get my breathing down and I'm spending a ton of time and energy trying to keep my ear phones in my ears, and keeping my shorts from crawling up my thunder thighs.
I am desperate to be able to run a full 1/4 mile without having to stop and pick up my lungs. Running is hard, and I'm exhausted!