Monday, May 31, 2010

Couch to 5k - week 8

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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The Marketing Mama said...

You are a rock star!

Enough said.


Jen said...

Great accomplishments! I'm proud of you.

Valerie said...

Good job, Liz! You're absolutely amazing!!!!

I love the way you're approaching week 2. If it makes it any easier, I am finding that each week is slightly harder, but definitely doable. Honestly, I think the fact it's harder makes it all that more rewarding when I complete it. Good luck!

Alexa said...

GREAT JOB!! Having goals and putting them out there for all to read will get you there. Can't wait to see your update next week on your goals. =)

Casey said...

Yay! You can do it!

iamcinnamom said...

Way to go!!

DaisyGal said...

you're awesome!!!! You're doing a great job and I'm so proud of you!!!!

KEEP GOING, we're all here cheering you on!

Anti-Supermom said...

Liz, I hope this week has been even easier for you. You are doing awesome, keep up the good work and the positive attitude.