Ok, I've been away. Regrouping. And I didn't want to post until I had my act at least somewhat together. (Note the "somewhat"! I am still very much a work in progress!)
The last three weeks, I have started doing a 30 minutes bike followed by 30 minutes on the treadmill at least three days a week. I have done a longer (1 hr) treadmill on Saturday or Sunday. I am only walking fast on the treadmill, but will start working in intervals next week.
I am trying to not expect perfect fitness and perfect speed right away - which is really hard for me! I honestly think one week at the gym should make a huge difference and it just doesn't. I read somewhere recently that it takes 6 weeks to see improvement, so I hope to see better results then. But until then, I have got to celebrate the small victories (who I am kidding - HUGE victories) of just getting out there and doing it each day.
I am 8 weeks away from Dumbo. I am doing back to back Friday and Saturday longer runs to prepare. Two weeks after Dumbo, I have an Olympic Triathlon (the Outer Banks Tri that I did last year) so I CAN NOT SLACK.
Ok - this is my public declaration. I will try my best and work hard now through Dumbo, through the Oly Tri, through Wine & Dine, and keep moving forward. I can't be discouraged that I am not faster. I must appreciate that I am just getting out there.