Friday, May 24, 2013

C25K - Week 3 Days 2 & 3

I'm combining these posts.  I'm thinking about just writing each week.  

I am going to repeat Week 2 & 3.  Basically, week 3 is just really hard.  There's no way I can see myself being able to run 5 minutes on Sunday.  I was not able to run the entire last 3 minutes today.  

I hate not being able to do it.  My knee is really killing me and I have horrible side stitches.  Poor Hannah has had to stop at least once each day this week.  I've stopped on day 1 and again today on day 3.  

I think moving back is the best way.  We're going to repeat week 2 and give our bodies time to get stronger before going back to week 3.  

It's not exactly the post I was wanting to make, but I think it's a good update anyway.  I need to get stronger before moving up.   You gotta know when to walk away, and know when to run.  I'm just walking back a bit to get a running  start.  

Monday, May 20, 2013

C25K - Week 3 Day 1

I really didn't feel like running today.  Yesterday I wanted to.  Today, not so much.  

Come 5 PM it was 79°.  We had bad storms last night.  It was pretty nerve wracking.  Today has been nice, but more storms are expected.  I knew if I skipped today, I would have to run 2 days in a row.  Not happening.  

So, I got Hannah and out the door we went.  

After my first run of 90 seconds, I was winded.  After my 3 minute run, I was done.  I kept going.  Did my next 90 second run.  At the lady 3 minute run, I thought I was going to throw up.  I pushed myself.  I kept going, even after Hannah stopped.  I made it all the way to the last 5 seconds.  Then I had to walk.  I wish I would have kept going, but I was spent.  I almost got sick.  

We ran though.  That was great.  However, if I can't run day 3 without knowing I can go further, I'm repeating day 3.  I will not go up a level if I can't finish the one I'm on.