Monday, February 11, 2013
Week 3 of the "5K Your Way Walk/Jog" program. This week, I "walk 3, run 2." First two workouts, follow to 30 minutes. Third workout, to 36 minutes. Wow!
Now who would think that "walk 3, run 2" would feel so much harder than walk 3, run 1.5," which was last week's plan? This morning was workout #1 for this week. By the time the last 2-minute run portion started, I was struggling to stay at run pace. Made it though! then had a nice walk back to the house.
The incredible feeling of having a workout plan, going to accomplish that plan, actually finishing, then coming home and logging it on SparkPeople is awesome!
May 7, 2012 I would have never guessed that I would *ever* be working on a plan that included RUNNING. Yes, I would walk and even walk fast, I could see riding a bike, swimming, jumping on a rebounder. Had a mental block against running.
June, 2012. Took a Chi-Walking class. Chi-Walking taught me so much about myself, motivation, form, focus, and believing in myself. With several months of success in increasing my walking pace and distance, it felt doable to take a Chi-Running class. Scheduled for December, yet the class was cancelled. Rescheduled for end of January - 2-part series. Part one on Jan. 27th and Part 2 on Feb. 10.
Now, instead of thinking running is not for me, I think: "I CAN RUN!"
This week, walk 3/run 2. It will get easier as the week progresses until I'm ready for the next step forward in this particular challenge.