And So It Begins

Started the running program tonight.

Did not die.

Actually, it felt pretty good. The alternating run/walk routine was easy to follow without completely wiping me out, and a quick blood pressure check afterward showed a small spike in my systolic digits but the diastolic was fine. I’ve got a slight tightness in my shins, otherwise no pain. Even the late hour, which I worried about at first, proved quiet and relaxing.

My dog, however, thought I was nuts. He may not get invited Wednesday night.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. […] jogging, 90 seconds walking, repeating for 20 minutes. It went well, and you can read more about it here. The Nike+ receiver on my iPod nano says I did 3km and burned 330 calories in 25 minutes. Not too […]

  2. Troy says:

    You’re younger than me so ptttttffffftttt!

    I finished the 20 minutes and also did the 12 type stretching routine prior to running.

    I’m dog tired but will go again on Wednesday night.

    1 down, 26 to go!


  3. Troy says:

    Ran again Wednesday night and this time with my 11-year old son, Phillip.

    Laid the guilt trip on the 13-year old, John.

    We plan to run on Friday night if the weather cooperates – rain forecast for the evening.

    2 down, 25 to go!


  4. Mike says:

    Very cool, Troy! I did my second run this morning, which worked out well because of the stormy weather this evening. I wouldn’t mind running in a light rain, but heavy winds and occasional hail are another matter. :)

    My next run will be Saturday. By then the snow that we’re supposed to get tonight or early tomorrow will probably be melted.


  5. Troy says:

    Had to skip Friday night – my Memphis Tigers were busy blowing out the Spartans of Michigan State in the NCAA Basketball Tourney.

    Will also run on Saturday sometime in between the 60% chance of rain, transmission flush in the Taurus and my 11-y/o son’s soccer game.

    Ah, the joys of Fatherhood.

    Take care,

  6. Jack says:

    It looks like this is becoming quite serious. :) Both you and Troy are doing great! Keep up the good work! (And I really like you’re goal meter over there)

    … and doesn’t hail just pose a better workout? (Don’t you have to dodge left and right to avoid it?) :-D