Monday, September 23, 2013
It has been awhile since I've said anything on here and so I thought I would stop by and update everyone on my Couch 2 5k progress!
Today we did Week 2, day 1. We repeated week 2 because none of us (and by none of us, I mean my mom, my sister, and I) felt that we were ready to move on to the extra 30 seconds they added to the running in Week 3. I found that today, even after taking a break from the weekend, I did the best I think I've ever done! I didn't stop once during the running/jogging parts, no matter how bad my side hurt or how much my feet felt like they were going to fall off at the waist. I got done running today and I had muscles tingling in my legs that I wasn't even aware had muscles! I've had so much fat there for so long that I just assumed the fat sucked up all the muscle and moved in! Let me tell you, its a good feeling to know that my muscle isn't all gone! ;)
I got a lot slower than my sister or my mom when it comes to the jogging parts but I never stop. I keep telling myself that if I must go slower, then I can't allow myself to stop and walk, even if just for a second or two. I'm still FAR FAR off from being a 5k runner but I do feel that my odds improve every time I run! Today I got a really sharp pain in my side from running and for once, I recognize the pain as a good thing! It meant I pushed myself to keep going when my body wanted to give up and that is something I've never been good at doing.
So, as a famous little fish kept saying, "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..." Or in my case, running, running, running! :)