Saturday, March 16, 2013
So I'm thinking about signing up for the color run in Denver in June. I have all the information and I just need to sign up....the problem, the actual "running" of the color run. I signed up for the couch to 5k program, and it states to walk 5 minutes, run a minute and then walk 1.5 minutes...20 minutes total. But what do I do when I can't run even that much?? I walked 5 minutes today and then jogged a minute...instantly, the outsides of my calves started screaming. So I stopped and stretched really quick, hoping that would help. Walked 2 minutes (just trying to give myself a little more time in between there) and then jogged another minute. Again, the same thing! I ended up waIlking the rest of the 20 minutes, but I couldn't go very fast...I sucked today.
Now, I realize that I am VERY out of shape at this point in time. Is it maybe, that I'm expecting too much right out of the gate?? Absolutely. Does it make it any easier to not beat myself up over this because I failed? Not a chance. And did it help...at all...that the "perfects" decided to come up and run at full pace on the treadmill right next to me??? FML...no! (but that's a whole other story that I won't go into today)
Granted, I'm not going to just STOP going to the gym and trying. That's not my intention of whining on here today. My intent is to ask for some advice. I WANT to do this run, and I want to do it this year. I'm just not sure exactly HOW to get my butt into shape in 3 months...at least enough that I won't be the last person crossing the finish line.
So what advice, dear reader, can you give me to make this next 3 months a little easier (is that the right word I want...not sure)? Help?