Saturday, May 18, 2013

C25K - Week 2 Day 3

It is finished!  Week 2 is over!

Hannah and I took a different route today.  We ran to the river and back today.  I lost Hannah a couple times.  She caught up though.  

It was a beautiful run.  It's a straight dirt road.  Trees and fields on both sides.  Long steep hills to run up and down.  

Today was a great run.  I went slower than yesterday.  I felt great.  I was hot, but not exhausted.  I know I'm ready to advance when I make it through my run without wanting to die.  I've decided I like what I did this week.  I'm going to try it with week 3 where I run day 1 slower.  Push myself day 2.  Then run day 3 normal.  It seems easier that way.  

I'm excited for Monday.  

Week 3 is run 90 sec; walk 90 sec; run 3 min; walk 3 min and do that twice. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

C25K - Week 2 Day 2

It's been getting hot the last few days.  Up in the 90's.  I decided to run this morning.  It ended up being later than I wanted since I had to nurse Joy before I left.  That delayed me 30 minutes.  

Anyway, I really pushed myself today.  Yesterday a friend on Facebook shared a 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Run this fall.  There's a 5K run and 1/2 Marathon Run.  I know I will be able to do the 5K by then.  I want to see how far I can push myself.  It's a "virtual run", so it's by honor system.  However, I'm only going to register for the one I can do.  No cheating.  I want the Doctor Who medal. LOL!  That motivated me to jog faster today.  

I did it!  By the end, on my second to last run, I thought I was going to pass out and/or throw up.  My skin was prickly feeling when I was walking. Kind of like a mixture of the feeling of limbs waking up after they fall asleep and a burn.  I kept on going though.  

I did lose Hannah at the half way mark, but only for the run.  She caught up when I started walking.  I told her it's good to push yourself.  It's good to know how far you can go.  However, walking is not a failure.  You need to know when you shouldn't push any further.  

One more day of week 2.  I'm scared!  Brent had me look at week 3 and week 4!  I need to keep pushing myself on my running.  Like I said.  I'm scared.  LOL

Here's today's picture.  I'm making progress on my tummy!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

C25K - Week 2 Day 1

YAY!  I started week 2 today. I did it!

Today we ran 6 periods of 90 second runs and 6 periods of 60 second walks.  It was the opposite of last week. 

It was hard, but not as hard as day 1.  I was able to make it.  I did feel a little sick at one point.  I ran through it.  

When week 4 is finished, I will post my new weight and measurements.  I want to do my measurements, but I will not until after week 4.  I don't want to get stuck with disappointment.  

However, I want to say that I did weigh myself today.  With my jeans, undershirt, and shirt on I weighed the same as I did without clothes on day 1.  I'm pretty excited. 

C25K - Week 1 Day 3 (Sunday)

Hannah and I ran again today.  It has been getting easier.  I could have gone another lap.  

I am, for the first time ever, enjoying running!

I have discovered something though.  Running makes me very hungry.  Normally exercise makes my hunger lessen.  

C25K - Week 1 Day 2

I got a little behind on my posts.  

Week 1 Day 2

I was dreading running today.  After the exhaustion I experienced on my first run I was not wanting to run.  

I did keep my word to myself.  I ran.  My 11 year old daughter has joined me now.  

Guess what?  It was much easier.  I felt amazing!