Thursday, July 11, 2013
I did it!
After the last fail on trying week seven c25k on my road, I went to the park to run again. It was my husband's day off and he gave me a lift there and back. I did the 25min run and went nearly 2.5 miles. It was hard (very) but I did it.
But he doesn't have another day off until Sunday, which is too late to wait to get my next run in. So I worked on figuring out a way to do it without the car.
Today I started at my house and began to walk west down my road. After the five minute warm up I turned and began to run east. I went past my house and continued to the next cross road. Down the cross road is a steep hill and straight ahead is a steep hill so I turned there and ran back west (past my house again!) and kept going to the top of the very, very steep bit in that direction. At that point I only had three minutes left to run so I turned yet again and ran (uphill but a more gentle incline) the last three minutes. It then took me 14 minutes to walk home, all of which was uphill but gently uphill.
So I had a total workout of 19 minutes of walking and 25 minutes of running. There were hills both up and down during both the walking bits and the running bits. But I avoided completely the huge, steep hill on all three routes that I could take from my house.
My closest neighbors probably will think I'm insane going back and forth like that! And I went pretty slowly (the hills are no joke to run even if I wasn't doing the biggest one!). But I did it!!!
the music on my iPod when I was just finishing was Gungor' song Crags and Clay, the ending part: "Fearfully and wonderfully and beautifully made" It seemed fitting. Both because it was a miracle I could do this. Our bodies can sometimes do things that seem amazing and that we might have thought impossible! But also because I was sooooo grateful to be stopping : )