I'm feeling pretty good today. Physically & mentally. The cold is going away but still clinging. I credit my fitness level, good/healthy eating, going to bed early as well as taking some cold medicine to helping me recover sooner.
I wore some of my Back On Track gear while I slept. Pair of shorts to help my hips & the calf braces. I have a back brace from them too. I wore it a bit last night but didn't sleep in it. It felt good taking care of me after my run.
So today will be a part of that. No running today. Run tomorrow. And tomorrow is yoga class as well.
This morning my DH said he was proud of me for doing the 5k. I told him that he was my inspiration. Think he was taken aback as he asked why. I said that he'd gotten in shape and did the Army Run last year and I wanted to be a part of that so I started getting fitter and doing the SP programs to get me to that 5k.
I ran another 5 k today. After I went to the barn I went to the gym and jogged for 5k. Still took me 44 minutes.
I was tough. Still feeling phlemy (is that an adjective?) And my throat was dry. My water bottle isn't good for a runner. Need one that has a straw or something. I wonder how many water stations there are during the race I want to do? I don't know if I can run 5k without any sip of something.
And better socks. My little sockettes didn't feel right. They were rubbing.
I have to look up the article I saw about how to increase your running pace and cut down the time it takes to do the run.
Even with slogging through work days with a cold, I still managed to get to the gym to finish week 8 of the SP Rookie Run 5k Your Way program. Big finish in running my first 5k evah!
And now I'll be jogging to improve my time. My husband is proud of me and we're looking forward to running together this summer. The city is chock full of bike/pedestrian pathways through parks and along the river.
I finally did it. I jogged my first 5k ever! I'm so proud of myself.
I have been doing the Rookie Run 5k Your Way program of Spark People. That was such a help to have a plan each week on what I needed to do.
I wasn't so sure how I'd do because I have been fighting a cold all this week. I couldn't take any time off work so I dragged myself through each day and sock myself full of fluids, eat well & got to bed early most nights. I even used the Neti Pot to flush my nose out and I wore a Breathe Right strip when I slept.
But I was determined to run that 5k this weekend. And I did. I went to the gym and set the treadmill for 5k. I wasn't sure what time I'd finish but I started to increase my speed near the end, cheering myself on for a BIG FINISH.
I ran 5k in 44.50.
Now I have a base from which to improve upon and since I've done it once . . . I know I can do it again. I can improve my time. Good, better, best ... never let it rest.
Couldn't breath last night so I remembered a Spark friend talked about a Neti pot (which I have). So I got up and prepared it. Thought it would flush stuff out. Well it only helps if your nasal cavities are totally swollen shut. Gack, gag!
Standing up for a bit helped and I started again. Barely a trickle but it helped. At least when I went back to bed I could breath out of one side and when I rolled over, everything shifted with gravity.
So I ended up sleeping after all. I think another early night is in order.
Going to fill my water bottle so I can hydrate lots today.