Thursday, June 5, 2008



I DID IT! gasp...pant...wheeze...


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!


Happy Thursday all!

9 comments:

Thinking Thin said...

oh my, I haven't run since I was forced to in high school but I might change my mind if the one in the picture was chasing me or me chasing him :)

Honi said...

bravo on the running.. wish i was doing that.. right now I am shunning sunlight.. post migraine headache.. all the lights are off in my office except for the pc screen.. ( no one here but me) .. really proud of you for sticking with the running.. i have got to find my groove exercising and I have not yet found it...

Big Girl said...

way to go!

Grumpy Chair said...

I think they call those luscious hunkaroos "pacers" hee hee.

You are my hero, training for the 5K. I can't wait when you post about your first 5K race.

Kathy said...

I would definitely feel better when I was finished running, too!!! lol
You should be very proud of yourself!

Heather said...

great job!

Life At 40 said...

Hope you have a great weekend and that is wonderful about the running. Thanks for stopping by my blog

RunningNan said...

I had a very hard time concentrating on your post... What did you say? WOWZA!

Anyway... I didn't love running either when I was going through these motions. I loved the way I felt afterwards. That quickly morphed into an addiction that is healthy. I too said I was going to keep at the 3 miles every other day. HAHAHA. Look at me now. You just may surprise yourself!

I know you can do it. I remember that day very well. I took my neighbor with me and we went to a park and ran 10 minutes out, and 10 back. The funny thing was that I had to circle the parking lot because we picked the pace up on the way back in.

I'm so very proud of you!

Now... can I get one of him with a red bow?

CactusFreek said...

Good for you! Looks like the next 49+ years might be healthier than the last 51! :o)