No - actually it wasn't that bad. I'm not saying I had the time of my life - but it really wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. Which is why I am going to repeat this sequence again in two days. The schedule calls for a 5 minute walk followed by 20 minutes of continuous running. A big jump adding an extra 12 minutes to the 8 I accomplished today. But the Cto5k program says to modify it to fit your pace.
Face it folks - in a few weeks I'll be 51 years old. The fact that I'm out running at all is a feat I never imagined for myself. And if I try to follow the program to the letter (which I've done so far) and can;'t do it - I'll feel defeated and perhaps give up.
Right now I can't say I love running. I love the way I feel when I'm done - and I love that I'm helping my body and feel younger than I have in a long time - but I don't love the running. I kind of like it. The challenge part I guess is what thrills me. But I want to do this and compete in a 5 K and continue running for exercise. My goal (when all is said & done is to run 2 miles daily.) I'll never be like some of you who run 4, 5 even 6 miles. I just can't see myself doing that. But I CAN see myself running 2 miles daily. But than again..ya' never know!
Now if I had him to chase me I might do that 20 minutes!
Okay - sweat is dripping all over the keyboard. I have lots to do today. Daughter & her hubby come home from Massachusetts tomorrow for the wedding (she's a bridesmaid) and the house is in dire need of cleaning. (I have to work tomorrow so today is the day to get cracking.)
If you have a chance - stop by the "garden Party" at Manuela's and see her lovely flowers!
Week 1~ No more fast food Week 2~ 4 oz. water daily Week 3~ Use a smaller plate Week 4~ 4-5 servings fruit/veggies daily Week 5 ~ Move more (as in park farther, take the stairs...) Week 6 ~ Never clean my plate Week 8 ~ Eat a healthy breakfast