Friday, March 9, 2012

Run # 2 of the C 2 5K program..

PHEW that was a great workout!  I'm in the first week, so the program says to warm up by walking briskly for 5 minutes, then jog for 1 minute, then walk briskly for 1.5 minutes.  Repeat steps 1 and 2 until you reach 20 minutes.  I did pretty well!  My brisk walk was at a 3.5 pace and my jog was at 4.5.  Ok, so 4.5 is more of a run for me but it isn't too hard and it's only for 1 minute.  I would REALLY like to run my first 5k in 45 minutes or less.  If I can keep up this pace with my training then I should be able to finish my race at a strong 41 minutes!   I am SO excited for my first race!

     My achilles tendons are a little sore - but I don't think I've pushed them to the point of injury.  I'm going to wear my plantar fasciitis boots tonight so they can have a good stretch overnight.  Tomorrow is a weight training day so I can give my feet a rest!

     It's funny, I have the HARDEST time getting my butt out the door to go to the gym.  Once I get there and start - I am SO happy I went.  I always regret skipping a workout but I have yet to regret doing one!  I really love my gym too.  You can get in and get out without all that social bologna.  Maybe I'm weird, but I don't like to socialize at the gym.  I think it's because I put my blinders on so I can do my workouts to the best of my ability with the best form possible.

     I'm going to have to try to save up some money to buy some new running gear.  My running pants are starting to fall down now and I'm afraid I may give someone a free peep show if I'm not careful!  I can't BELIEVE these pants are getting too big, they have always been my "go to" running pants!  I am definitely going to need something for race day!  I suspect my sneakers may be coming to the end of their life too.  I can't afford a new pair for a while though, so I hope they can hold out!  That is one thing about running - I feel addicted already!  I won't lie - I had been running for about a month before the C25K program but I injured myself by doing too much too soon.  That is why I decided to slow down and do this right.  I want to run for the rest of my life!  I feel so happy tonight!!  I think I'm going to have a skinny cow and then turn in with a good book!!
     Thanks for reading!!  -Monica


  1. HI Monica. I came over from Katie's blog to check out yours. I love your reasons for getting fit- all excellent reasons! I have some of those too:-)
    Something you mentioned in this post reminded me of something I saw on Bob Harper's facebook page. It went something like this:
    "Wow, I really regret doing that workout- No One.EVER.)"
    So true- once you get there and get a into it, it's not bad and you're so happy you're there.

    1. Thank you! I love reading Katie's page! She inspires me so much!! I'm so glad you came over! I need all the readers I can get! HAHA I have not heard of Bob Harper - I'll have to look for him! You are TOTALLy right though - I have yet to regret a workout that I've done but I regret most of the ones I miss!!