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Monday, July 01, 2013

I got out for a run ( to use the term loosely) in a lull in the rain. It was Day two of week six of c25k. This is the last day there are intervals at all. Warm up, run 10 min. walk three min, run 10 min. From here on in no more walking breaks in the middle. We got a taste of that last week when day three was simply run 20 min!

It was so hard! I've been doing this with my daughter. She'd been staying here for most of June. But she's gone back to NJ to pack up her apartment. She has accepted a call to pastor a church here in NY about 2.5 hours from us. She and her husband and son will be moving into the parsonage in just a few weeks.

So I'm on my own with the c25k now. It was so much harder than it's ever been. I'm trying to figure out why. Do I go faster? My daughter has a iPhone with the app that tracks speed and distance. I just use a timer and run for the specified time. So I could be going faster. Is it that when we go together I'm busy encouraging her because I really want to be supportive in her goals to lose weight and get fit? Do we just talk so much that I'm distracted and the time goes by quickly?

Whatever the reason, I almost didn't make it. I've never come so close to just giving up. I was flushed, huffing and puffing and pretty close to tears by the last five minutes. It took everything I had to keep going. but I did. I made it through the entire workout. I'm pretty worried about the next one and all the ones after. . . .
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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 7/2/2013 9:48AM

    What an athlete you are becoming! In the lull of the rain, despite being hard, despite not having your training partner and her cool app to spur you on. YOU are doing this for you and succeeding. I'm proud of you.
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~Teresa

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