Thursday, May 28, 2009

It's a big deal to me!

Well, I took a HUGE break from running... like a month, seriously! I was highly disappointed in myself. Since I am on vacation from work this week I decided that I had to make myself go to the gym almost everyday. Well... that didn't happen. My first trip to the gym was Wednesday (yesterday) and I tried to restart my C25K on week 3. Week 3 is 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking, 3 minutes of running, 3 minutes of walking... then repeat.

Man, oh, man... it was HARD! I couldn't believe it. I left the gym feeling defeated and down, thinking to myself "I'll never be able to jog a whole mile straight. I suck." Despite all that, I got up today and was still determined to go. (Our 5K is in like a week and a half!!!). So I went, and completed week 3 with no problem! I guess my body just needed a little jump start and then it was ready to go again?

So, I completed week 3 and then decided just to run until I felt pretty winded. I made it 2/3 of a mile (8 minutes) without stopping!!! Yay for me! That's probably not a big deal to people who are in great shape... but that's a huge deal for me!!! I feel accomplished!

This weekend I am going camping with my friends and the Boyfriend. Should be fun. I hope to at least get in a little jog during the weekend. Then, when I come back I am going to try to go to the gym almost every day since the 5K is next weekend. I really want to be able to jog a whole mile before we do the 5K. I won't be able to run the whole 3.1 miles straight, but I want to finish in 45 minutes or less.

Again... Yay me! :-)


Anonymous said...

Congrats!! That is seriously huge. I started c25k about 2 months ago although I've had to repeat some weeks. I got up to week 5 where you're supposed to run 5/5/5, 8/8, then 20... yea ummm to be honest I didn't even try the 20!

I have kind of abandoned the program. Today I ran 10/8. Next time I'll try to run 10/10. I think I'm going to just going to keep adding on a minute or two. But to be able to do 8 minutes in week 3?? You are awesome. :)

Stormy Vawn Bradley said...

Its all good. I am glad 2 hear that you are back in the c25k bandwagon. I just finished week 5 and never would have imagined that I was able to do it. It can be done.

Stormy Vawn Bradley said...

I left something for you over at my blog.... Hope you like it.