Wednesday, May 5, 2010

At least there has been some progress....

So, it's like a year later and I'm only a few pounds lighter, but today I realized at least there has been some unseen progress.

I started C25K again today. Week 1: Day 1. And...... it was a piece of freaking cake!!! First of all, I totally forgot how much I liked running. After how stressful my job is, it's nice to just crank up the music in my mp3 player and run the stress away. (However, I also forgot how much my left knee doesn't like running, but oh well). Second of all, I remember what it was like last year around this time when I was starting C25K for the first time ever... and It. Was. Rough. Seriously.  The first week is only 60 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking,... alternating for 20 minutes. Last year when I started I really couldn't make it through 2 full alternations! 60 seconds of running wore me out before. Now, it's obvious to me that though I haven't overall lost much weight... my heart at least has to be a little stronger than last year.

Good job, Heart! I promise... this year I am going to try to take even better care of you!

I've been somewhat down in the dumps this week, feeling blue, etc..... so I'm just hoping for a maintain really. Sometimes just getting by is hard enough. But it's a life-long journey, that's one thing I'm sure of. And tomorrow is another day. (Yadda, Yadda, Yadda.... cliche, cliche, cliche.)

Time to sleep.  :-)


Samantha said...

Good for you for starting to run again! It is such a great stress relief for me too. Keep at it and you'll be shocked at how much you improve even in a really short amount of time (I know I was!!)

AmyJean {Relentless Bride} said...

I'm doing Couch 2 5k... wavering between week 3-4... and just trying to stay motivated. It's definitely hard though!