Well it is Monday and its time to check in on the Couch to 5k challenge. As you recall last week I spent the week down with bronchitis and feeling guilty about my inaction. The reality of it was that my lungs were down for the count, not to mention the rest of me. Because of my tendency toward asthma they have been slow in healing but I am feeling better everyday. I did make some progress towards my goals this week however. As you recall my goals last week were:
1. Buy those running shoes
2. Walk at least 3 times during the week - push lungs by jogging when able and work towards the C25K week one work outs.
3. Download C25K podcasts.
4. Give myself a little more grace in the process.
I'm pleased to say that I made progress on all of them. I did buy my running shoes and I'm very pleased with them. I went out walking once and even did a few short trial jogs to get prepped for a real week 1 this week. I need to download some podcasts yet and hopefully if baby goat naps well this afternoon I'll be able to do that then (did I mention I'm home with a sick baby again?) Most importantly I allowed myself some grace. I did the work that was needed, I enjoyed my parents visit and Mr. Goat and my first overnight date night since baby goat's birth. For that grace I feel more like jumping in full force this week. I was gentle in my recovery and now I have the energy to go get it.
The plan for this week is a full C25K week one workout week. The first walk/run...TONIGHT! I'm so thrilled. Mr. Goat will come home and watch the baby and the plan is to run out before dinner tonight. I'm anticipating it to be HARD. Sometimes even impossibly hard, and yet....I'm excited? I feel that this is my first real opportunity to jump in swimming since this thing began and I really want to prove to myself that I can do it.
I'll probably add a bit of update on this later after I run tonight and let you know how it went. I certainly will update on twitter. I never thought I'd be excited to go out running bu the day has come and I'm looking forward to it (with a small iota of fear and dread still).
So without further ado my goal for this week: Week 1 of the Couch to 5k challenge. I'm jumping in and will get it done. My schedule makes it look like I'll be running Monday, Thursday and Saturday this week. Assuming I can still move afterwards I'm going to try to get our walking a few times too to help those lungs continue to heal.
I've got my inhaler and my shoes. I'll have some music and some motivation and a bra. Now it is just a matter of taking the time and really taking those first steps.
EDITED TO ADD: I did indeed go out and do the Week 1 Day 1 workout today. I am so pleased with myself. I even was able to jog the entire time when it called me to jog. Go me!
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