Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cto5K Continues.....


Yesterday I started week three of C25k. I was nervous about the 3 minute runs. But I did them and even ran an extra bit at the end just because I felt I could - and I did!


I still can't fathom running 30 minutes straight without stopping. But after cruising around other blogs I see that pretty much everyone feels that way - and yet they do it!


It was tough at the beginning yesterday....the wind was blowing at my face and it was darn chilly. I also started getting pelted with random raindrops that thankfully never progressed into anything more substantial. I also knew when I turned around at the end of the street the wind would be in my favor which helped adjust the attitude.


I'm getting hooked on this running thing. I've dropped 1.5 pounds. Not much... but I feel tighter - if that makes sense. Not so blobby. Like underneath things are starting to firm up from the weights and the C25K stints. I'm hoping (praying) that when the weight finally does start coming off that I'll have some nice lean muscle to reveal underneath. It'll be awhile - but I can wait. I finally feel like I'm doing something worthwhile that I haven't even thought once about abandoning. It's a good feeling.


I'm curious....those of you who have"graduated" from C25K....what are some of the positive things you noticed as the weeks progressed? Go ahead- do your own little infomercial here because I know there are lurkers out there wanting to know as much as I do!


Right now I'm off to get my nails done (the one little bit of pampering I allot for myself every 3 weeks.) And the running shoes too. They were a splurge bit one I'll never regret!

10 comments:

Honi said...

I have got to get some new walking shoes.. i doubt I ever will be a runner but I love hearing about everyone's runs... its encouraging to me to walk more...

Hanlie said...

I think you're amazing! Brave girl!

Big Girl said...

Hi there, not sure how I got here but I'm new to your blog. Congrats on the C25k, sounds like a challege but fun at the same time.

Looking forward to following your progress.

Lillian said...

I mentioned a number on my blog. I also mentioned them on my SP account. I'm Lillian364 on Sparkpeople. It's a free diet service. There are message boards, teams, nutrition tracker, fitness tracker, articles on health, fitness, diet, etc. It's an incredible site. Lots of c25K graduates there.

Heather said...

I think you are doing great! I am not a runner so I can relate to how hard it must be to get started and stick with it, and its so great that you are. congrats on the loss!

RunningNan said...

You know all mine! my legs are much nicer looking. My mental being is fabulous. I always get worried right before i run a little further, but then I think back to those first 60 seconds and realize that I have gone further than I ever have. The only thing is that I think my belly is getting bigger. It could be that my bottom half is getting smaller so my belly looks to be getting bigger. Who knows. I do know that I dropped my 20 pounds when I started running and changing my diet. Now, I'm going to train for a half-marathon. 1 year ago, I never knew they existed, let alone did I know how far they were. It's an amazing journey you are on. just think back to how far you've come each and every day as you add time to your running. It's just an incredible feeling!

Irish Mom said...

Not much?!?! 1.5 pounds is awesome!! Congrats to you, have fun getting your nails done... you deserve it!!

Andrew is getting fit said...

Way to go! I can still remember the beginning when I first did C25K. It was only about 3 months ago!

BTW You've been tagged. :)

Girl with a Problem said...

Sounds like you are doing a great job. I just started my 3 minute run week too. I'm stuck on the scale a little, but I know what you mean about feeling/looking tighter. Even if stupid Mr Scale doesn't know it, my body is definitely being changed by this.

I can't wait to be able to run for the 30 minutes straight. Right now it's hard to picture, but I know I will get there soon. I told my husband that I refuse to quit the program if I have to run 3/1 intervals for the next 20 years - I'm going to keep trying.

Running is addictive I think.

Nice to meet you!

Mama Bear June said...

Great job! Keep making healthy choices.
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