My second start to treadmill bingo seems to be going well! I printed the board, and this has been immensely helpful in tracking the runs I’ve done. So far, I’ve been knocking out the easy ones, but I’m going to have to start putting more effort into choosing particular runs if I ever want to get a bingo! And I do, because I love and miss my starbucks!
I’m less confident that it’s possible, but I also really want a full card in order to earn me some new running shoes. My current pair are on their way out and are getting a tad uncomfortable. Not to a point that would cause an injury, though so I’m holding firm that I must get a full card bingo in order to get new gear.
My first run for this round of bingo was on 1/1/2019…starting the year off right! So I took advantage of the fact that it was New Year’s day and marked off “Run on a holiday”. I did a 3:1 run/walk ratio, and it felt good enough that I decided to up it to 3:30/1 ratio for my next run two days later.
I always struggle a bit more when running at night (“Run after the kiddos are in bed”) than during the day; that combined with upping my run interval made this run feel hard. In a good way. I kept the same interval when I ran again on Saturday “Run/Walk”, and it felt good. I’m planning to keep the same ratio for at least one more run before upping it to 4:1. Baby steps on my way to PR the 5k.
6 thoughts on “2019 Last Week Running (1) – Treadmilling”
Thank you Amy
Run Bingo looks like a great idea! What new gear will you buy when you fill the board?
I needed to mix it up a bit on the treadmill! I’ve got my eye on a new pair of newtons. But need to demonstrate to myself some kind of commitment before spending $$$$. Haha
I think that’s a great idea. I could use some of that discipline. I won’t tell you how many running shoes I own haha.
Way to go, Amy! I’ve been thinking about your bingo a lot, but I’m already doing my run streak, and I don’t wanna get too complicated, haha!
That’s funny because when I read about your run streak, I wanted in! I had to talk myself down for similar reasons. Haha