I was back in the gym today and took it nice and easy again. I ran for about 17 minutes and took one 3 minute walking break. I walked a ton afterwards to get a little better workout. I wanted to run more soooo badly, but I reminded myself that I am taking it slow now so that I can keep running injury free. It feels so good to be back in the gym!
I also did another 5 minutes on the stair stepper, and it killed. My thighs were angry jelly when I was done. I nearly collapsed when I got off. After only 5 minutes. Holy smokes. My goal is to get up to 10 minutes by the end of the month. This may seem like a small goal, but it is no easy task for me. Last year I climbed Sleeping Bear Dunes and I was exhausted 1/4 of the way up the first of many dunes. Maybe I will go back this summer so I can look like badass racing up the dunes ;)