Monday, May 10, 2010

Couch to 5k - Week 5

Boy guys.  I'm just going to be honest here.  Last week was a big 'ol FAIL from my end.  I can have a whole list of excuses but the fact of the matter is that I got busy, I allowed myself to take out my workout to try to get everything done and now a week later I have one pseudo week 1 workout to count in the last week.  I say pseudo because I couldn't actually finish all the running from that workout due to my knee.

The rest of the week? nothing. NOTH-THING.  And while it is not part of this particular challenge - my eating? Yeah, not so good.  So there's that to.

The irony is that some of the excuses are valid ones.  They were real, time sensitive things that kept me out of the gym, but I didn't get up early to do it while the boys were sleeping.  I didn't sneak time on the weekend when I could have found it.

I didn't.  My choices.  In this case a bad ones.

But I refuse to take this bad week and let it rule me.  Instead I'll be back out tonight - starting week 1 again.  Pushing through.

I WILL get three run/walks in this week.  In fact I'm aiming for 4.

I WILL run outside (weather permitting) at least once and find a route that works for me.

I WILL forgive myself for the last week, forget it and start over.

Those are my goals this week.  I'm sure most of you are doing much better than I but I'm trying and I'm going to keep trying.  I hope you keep it up too. 

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Kristin said...

Each day is a new day. Acknowledge the difficulties from last week, but start fresh today! You can do it! ::muah::

Recovering Procrastinator said...

ditto here. Only I'm not doing it tonight either. Tomorrow, I promise.

Valerie said...

Don't worry Liz. I didn't get anything last week either. I tried to head right in to week 3 this week, but I got the dreaded side stitch. We'll see how the rest of the week goes, but my guess is that Week 3 is probably going to be hard for a lot of people.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I don't know you, but I thought I would offer some unsolicited advice. Some people need a pre C25K workout program. Are you able to easily walk 30-45 minutes at a moderate pace (15-16 minutes per mile) several days a week? If not, do that for several weeks before trying C25K again. If you were already doing that before you started, try walking 30-45 minutes several days each week with a few jogging bursts when you feel like it. Don't time them and don't worry about how many times you run. Just run when you feel energetic, and stop when you're tired. Do that for a few weeks, and then try C25K again. This will build up some endurance so that Week 1 should feel easier when you try it again. Good luck! I enjoy your blog.