Diary of a New Runner (Originally Published in Best Health Magazine)

By: Celine Tarrant

Going into it, I just wanted to lose a few pounds before starting a new job. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I began training on the treadmill but soon realized I couldn’t even run two minutes before I was covered in sweat and completely breathless.

I came up with a plan, forcing myself to run for two minutes, walk for one minute and then run for two minutes again. Netflix and podcasts got me through the longer runs on the treadmill and, over the course of six weeks, I gradually worked my way up to running 30 minutes straight without stopping.

Read more at http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/running/diary-of-a-new-runner#qvoQvk3b48wGshKD.99