Impressed with Myself.... Week 4 : Workout 1 - C25K
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Im proud of me today. I had such an awesome day and feel really great about myself.
I went to the park this afternoon with the kids and my husband and worked up a sweat....I was comfortable enough for the first time to wear my Youth size Large t-shirt out in public today without sucking in the whole time....
I ate right all day and this afternoon I went out and got my c25k workout in as well!
Hubby set up my fitness watch for me before I went out this afternoon. I gave him my training scedual for week 4 and he set up the intraval timers on my watch so the alarm goes off every time I am done with a segment.
Here is what I am doing this week
Walking/warm up : 5 min
Jog: 3 min
walking: 1min 30
Jog: 5 min
walking: 2 min 30
Jog: 3 min
walking: 1 min 30
Jog: 5 min
walking/cooldown: 5 min
So I was scared to death of thouse 5 minute segments because I have been walking 1 min and then jogging for 2 minutes.... thats it! The longest I have been jogging is 2 minutes so to go ahead and go to 5 seemed extreamly intemidating to me. 2 minutes is hard so 5 seemed impossible.
I talked my little sister into going out with me. She dident want to come because she hates running but I talked her into it. I figured since she is small (even though I know that has no bearing on your fitness lvl) she would do ok jumping right into week 4.
She did really well considering and her being out there really helped me. It dident seem as hard with her running there next to me. The 5 minute blocks were hard for both of us but we pushed though the first one and it wasent so bad.... the second one was a B*tch though and by the time we got down to 2 minutes left on the clock she was slowing down and saying she couldent go on... I felt the same way but I told her that she could do it and told her not to stop. I knew that if she stopped then I would stop and I wanted to get through that last 5 minutes and finish out strong. I kept telling myself "you can do this, you can do this"
Wow it was really hard... but we did it. We Jogged the whole time on the running parts and as we were cooling down I was so impressed with both of us. I really dident think that I could do it... I thought I would get to 3 minutes and then have to stop... but I dident stop I kept going. :-)
My sister told me that durring the last 5 minute set she was reciting the lords prayer in her head to keep her going. lol. I geuss everyone has things they do to help them push a little farther.
I really hope she continues to work out with me because it helped me alot to have her out there. The time went by faster and it dident seem as hard.
I am so happy with the progress I am making. I never thought 4 weeks ago that I would be able to run 5 minutes stright but I did.... I cant wait to see what I am doing in another 2 weeks. :-)