Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back to Reality....


Just looking at that picture of the cottage on my last post makes me want to go back! We had a wonderful, relaxing time and the weather was perfect (a little chilly Friday...but warmed up nicely after that and NO RAIN! YAY!) We decided to stay an extra day after all the kids left and have a little alone time. We got some hostas planted and finished one of the rock walls around the upper terrace. Also took a slow, long boat ride and soaked up some sunshine.



I finished up week 3 of Cto5K with my daughter on Saturday and on Monday - I did week four/day one. I was nervous as heck thinking about those 5 minute runs (especially since our cottage is situated in the hills and I knew there wouldn't be flat terrain) But I did it! And I didn't have to stop once (but I will admit that first 5 minute run was partially uphill and I was struggling.) I gave not gotten any side stitches yet - and my feet & legs are holding up well. It's just trying to catch my breath. My daughter says that the real training going on here is my body learning how to breathe properly. I think she's right.


My seasoned runners out there.....is this so? And will I get to a point where the breathing isn't such a struggle? I'm confident about the rest of this week but next week looks intimidating, (Didn't I say that last week?)


There's so much more to write about and many blogs to catch up on - but there is also a mountain of laundry here and suitcases to be emptied.


Reality beckons.

11 comments:

Mama Bear June said...

Oh, I would have such a hard time getting back to reality. Looks like such a lovely place. Congrats on keeping up the activity.
Path to Health

RunningNan said...

You will definitely get to a point where breathing isn't a struggle at all. I sometimes even catch myself breathing through my nose! Everything will become much more efficient as you go along. IT will fall into place!

Grumpy Chair said...

Your summer place looks like a movie summer place . . . just beautiful!

Aaargh to the laundry and reality.

dadivastreet said...

That photo looks soooo relaxing! Kudos on week 3 of your 5K!

Pattie said...

Lora, your cottage looks like a fabulous place to escape reality. I'd have a hard time not staying there every day in the summer! Thanks for sharing the photos.

And way to go on the C25K!

Pokey said...

First let me just say....I loooooooooooove your cottage!!!! I am totally jealous!!

You are doing great with your Cto5K program.....KEEP UP the GREAT work!!!

anonymouse said...

I don't have any answers, but good for you for continuing your running plan even on your vacation! That has got to be burning a lot of calories.

Fab Kate said...

You're inspiring. I keep thinking I want do be able to do a 5K, but my doctors and trainers say no way. I think one of the problems is that I have a trainer who used to run and damaged her knees... now she's always telling me "running isn't good for women." Well, I know women who run, and women who are happy to run. And although I'm not planning to win any races or become a professional athlete at 50, I sure would like to run.

Honi said...

boy u were a busy girl.. glad u enjoyed yourself.. that area looks so peaceful and fun... reality sucks compared to that lol..

Andrew is getting fit said...

I struggled with exactly the same thing for the first 3 months of running.

Then it just came right one day and now breathing is not something I have to focus on at all really.

Kathy said...

Beautiful picture! There's something about being around water, isn't there?