Today ends the first week of my fitness program.
Since I haven’t run regularly in a few years, I’ve decided to begin the cardio portion of my workouts with walking and some light jogging. Namely, I walk a mile to, and a mile back from, the bus stop five days a week, and started this morning with a 1.5 mile jog (and 1.5 mile walk back). The obvious issue so far is that I don’t stretch adequately before exercising. This isn’t such an issue with the walks, but I felt some tightness in my calves and across my chest during the jog; it seems neither muscle group is used to the motions of running any more.
In the coming week, I’m going to upgrade the workout to include more jogging during the week, as well as crunches and push-ups to start rebuilding core and arm strength, respectively.