I didn't have to sub today so I got to do my run in the morning. I checked today's schedule on Cto5k and it said I had to do 2 10 minute runs with 3 minutes of walking in between. At first I thought "no way...I'll do the two 8 minute runs - no way I can run 10." But then I got out there and started running and realized that I'm getting pretty good at this!
I ran the 10 with no problem and here's the funny part ~ as my stop watch is just registering that I'd run 10 minutes, this car pulls up to the corner (I happened to be right at the corner of my street) filled with a bunch of boys that are my students. (Not sure why they weren't in school...) and I see them leering out the window at me - I'm sure thinking "There goes Mrs. E running her fat ass around the neighborhood.." and there was no way I was going to stop and do my 3 minute walk. They would've thought I was a wuss and couldn't handle it. So I kept running. And after they passed...I still kept running. I did a total of 13 minutes. Woohoo! I ran 13 minutes! I'm in my 50's people!
So then I walked 2 minutes (instead of the 3) and then ran another 7 minutes which brought me right to my driveway. And here's the cool part. When I got done I was NOT out of breath. I was sweating like a pig but breathing fine! My body is actually getting used to this. I know now that I will be able to do this! It used to be the breathing part was the hardest for me. But now my lungs and heart are actually getting conditioned to handle this. I could've run longer than the 13 minutes. But I decided to just stay with the program and not jump ahead of myself. It seems that whenever I think I can't do this - I amaze myself and see that I can!
Hubby and I also got pre-approved for our home equity line of credit so we can proceed with the new house. We've been at a stand still for several months. Until this house we're living in now is sold - we have no funds to move forward on the new one. It is finished on the outside - siding, roof , windows.....but the inside is just a shell. The heat & electric are in - but other than that - nada. So hopefully after next Friday we'll be able to proceed.
Hope you're all having a fantastic week!