Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wow. So I completed Week 4, Day 1 of the C25k program and I feel great! It consists of a 5 min warm up then jog for 3 mins, walk for 90 sec, jog for 5 mins, walk for 2.5 mins, jog for 3 mins, walk for 90 sec, and then jog for 5 mins. I always walk at the end to make it a total of 30 mins... but today I decided to keep walking for another 30 mins for a total of an hour workout. I went for 3.74 miles (the most I've done since I've started the program). I made sure to really pace myself and focus on actually jogging during those parts versus running. I reduced my normal jogging speed from around 5.3 mph to 4.9. I just wanted to complete it and I DID! It was hard, but it's really mental. Unless my legs snap in half or I fall off the treadmill my legs are going to keep moving. They'll only stop if I choose to stop them. Not an option. I am going to finish this program and run my race in March. I can't believe I actually ran for 5 mins straight, twice. The program has really started to step up and I'm stepping up with it. I've been working hard and pushing myself like never before. You can do anything! Just don't quit!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
So I just signed up for my first 5k in March. I'm VERY excited!!! I'm should have the C25K program completed at the beginning of January, so that should give me some time to really make sure I can do the race. Wish me luck!!!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
I am VERY busy and have juggled a lot as my college career is coming to a close (multiple jobs, over a full-load of classes, student teaching/internship, etc.) I used to make excuses that I didn't have time to exercise, but lately I've really been able to fit it in. And you know what?? I've found that making a little time here or there has really helped me not to feel as stressed and given me more energy to be productive. The spark videos are perfect when you don't have time. You ALWAYS have 10 minutes. You probably spend more than 10 minutes total in the bathroom each day. 10 minutes is nothing. I've also just started this Couch to 5k program that is AWESOME! www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181
It is so easy to follow and really quite doable. Today I walked to the gym at my apartment (2 mins), did a 5 minute warm up walk, and then ran for 60 sec and walked for 90 sec (back and forth for a total of 20 mins), and then did a 5 minute cooldown walk. Bam, done, back at my apartment. I was more tired, more stressed, and busier when I wasn't exercising than now that I am. Now, don't get me wrong, I really want to be exercising more. Somedays it doesn't get in and I was defnintely burning more calories a week over the summer... but there's always a little room for something. Something is better than nothing, you have to start somewhere. No more negative thoughts and excuses. You can do it:)
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