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Day 1: C25k (Or? I can do this!!)

Friday, January 18, 2013

I started C25k today! i'm actually (really, truly) going to do this!

The first fifteen minutes? Easy! seriously - I was laughing at how easy it was. (Even with the added frustration of having a kid along with me.) But even after the first 2 running segments? I was fine. Breathing heavy. But fine.

Of course, after that? My cockiness caught up with me and I was praying that it would end soon. I was out of breath. I was tired. My body wanted to stop. (Hey - I'm VERY overweight. Of course it wanted to stop. It wanted a donut. Or one of those cinnamon rolls we made the other day. The ones that I gave kidlet the last one this morning.)

But, I finished! I did it! And? I know I'll do it again.

I learned a few things today though.

*Running my backyard SUCKS. (I'll have to figure out a better alternative - Kidlet and I tried a few of the side streets, but she just wasn't into it. So we returned to the backyard. Which is uneven. Dirt. And just plain Sucky.
*I liked working out first thing. (8 was about perfect - the kids were in school, people were at work, the roads were pretty empty!
*I love the C25K app that I found
*My Mumford and Sons playlist on Spotify is pretty good for running

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  • SUE5007
    emoticon Continue to experiment with some other locations. Once you get more used to running you might decide you are less intimidated by the streets, or you'll find an extra quiet street where you can feel free. Keep up the good work!
    1888 days ago
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