For the first time in several weeks I'm not hesitant or embarrassed to post my Couch to 5k update for the week. In fact, I am proud of myself. Granted I am still on week one but I did successfully get 3 week one workouts in this week.
But it went beyond that. In my three workouts this week I did more than week 1. It wasn't a week 2 workout as I kept my runs to 1 minute in length, but in all of the workouts I kept walking long past the "official" workout's end. One the second and third workouts I even kept going to the full 5k distance. It was slow, almost an hour (57 min and 55 min) but it proved that I could do it.
I can't say that the running is easy, but I knew each time that I could get a minute in. I knew it so I did it. This week is that same sort of thing on a larger scale. I don't know that I can fully "run" a 5k yet but I know that I can do one somehow and that makes the whole thing seem less daunting.
Adding to the victory of the week was the fact that I made it out at all last night. I had run on Mon and Wed and then Friday found me cleaning in preparation for my SIL and parents to visit. Saturday was more cleaning and a wedding in the afternoon/evening so I didn't get a run in. That left Sun. My family stuck around until 4ish, then I had to run to Target to get needed perscriptions, dinner, and before I knew it it was 9pm. I was sore from dancing the night before and from doing some bike test rides on Sun (we are looking for new bikes) and really didn't want to go out.
But I did and after I completed the week 1 workout I kept walking. It helped that the final hour of the 5th Harry Potter movie was on the gym TV but I really felt pretty good for getting out and doing it. I've been stiff today but I'm looking forward to starting my next week tomorrow as I want to keep the progress of this week going.
So here are some goals for this week:
1. Go for a run outside at least once with a week 1 workout.
2. Go to week 2 and try to do it fully several times before without giving it up as too hard.
3. Workout while I'm visiting my family next weekend.
So that's where I am at. I'm pretty happy with it, though I am intimated by week 2 still as my foray into it last time was a big struggle. Still it feels like I should try it. How are things going with you?
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