Because you thoroughly kicked my ass tonight! HOLY COW was that a HARD RUN! I'm kind of scared out of my friggin mind for the next installment of running torture! 20 minutes straight! AAAHHH!! I feel pretty good right now but while I was running, it was nothing but sheer will that got me through! Tonight I had to "jog" (yeah right, I feel like I'm running from apocalyptic zombies) 8 minutes, walk 5, jog 8, then go home and die. HAHA The first 8 wasn't so bad, but the second 8 was really, really hard for me. I just had to keep saying to myself "only 2 more minutes, only a minute and a half, only 1 minute etc... It was HARD! I'm so proud of myself for doing it! I seriously need to get myself some capris - I was ROASTING!!! It probably doesn't help that I was wearing a cotton T shirt - but I can't really afford a wicking shirt in my size at the moment. I figure in another month or two, I should be able to fit into the tech shirt from my race! It's funny - at one point while I was running tonight I thought to myself "holy cow, there is nobody here at the gym - if I drop dead they won't find me until the morning." LOL My brain things bizarre thoughts when I'm running! Anyway - I'm pretty stoked about this whole C25K experience. I had tried to do it years ago (when I was much thinner) but I failed miserably. I think I just didn't know how to push myself mentally. Whatever is different this time, I'm glad it's different! I'm just so amazed at the ability of the human body to adapt to new challenges! When I first started, the idea of running for 1 minute made me shake in my boots! I just ran for 8 minutes straight! One thing about the program that worries me a little (although it's pretty far in the back of my mind) is that at the end of the program they assume you've been "jogging" at a 10 minute mile pace. Are they friggin kidding? That feels like SPRINTING to me! I wonder how I'm going to cover the difference between the 30 minutes this program is getting me ready for and the extra 10 I'm going to need to finish a 5k at that pace? There must be other training programs online that I could search out to work on my speed.
Right now I am pretty darned sore - nothing is injured or anything - just muscle aches. I'm so proud of myself for that too - I started out with an injury but instead of quitting, I worked around it! I know in the past I would have quit for sure! Today was not the best eating day. I did pretty good all day but I got lazy at dinner time and didn't really count the points as I cooked. I don't think I went over - if anything I probably went under my allowance. That's the problem with getting lazy - you don't know for sure what you've done! Tomorrow I'll be a better girl!
So I wonder if you would do me a favor? I see I only have 12 people who subscribe to my blog. I'm starting to wonder if anyone ever actually reads what I write! If you are reading this - could you just give me a quick shout out? You could just say "here" if you want! I guess it makes me feel better to know that I'm not just saying all this for nothing. It means a lot to me to be able to help someone out - even if it's just giving them the idea to start. Know what I mean???
Thank you so much for reading! It really means a lot to me - more that you know!!! Have a wonderful night!! -Monica