Wednesday, March 05, 2008
So I'm happy and mad all at the same time right now. Let me explain why... I'm currently on Week 9 of Couch to 5k and I can jog for 30 minutes straight (YAY ME!), but I don't go the distance of 3.1 miles in that time b/c I run about a 12 minute mile. That's OK with me. Next week I'm scheduled to start running more than 30 minutes each time so that eventually, I'll hit the 36/37 ish mark and therefore be at the 3.1 mi. mark as well.
Well, today, I get on the treadmill for my 30 minute run. I do my 5 minute warm up walk and about 20 minutes into the running, I realize I'm going to finish my run with about 10 minutes left on the TV show I'm watching. So I decide... why not go the 3.1 mi. today (rather than stopping and sitting down to watch the rest of the show)??!? What a great challenge! So it's decided. I'm going to go 3.1 miles. I even pump up the speed a bit and sprint the last tenth of a mile. I stop the treadmill at 3.3 miles and I slow to do my 5 minute cool down walk and I'm SO happy! I start thinking about how I'll log today's workout on my cross country route website that I use. I think... "OK... so that's .3 miles of walking for the 5 minute warmup... 3.1 miles of running...then another... WAIT A SECOND! I stopped running at 3.3 miles. #*&@!)#!!! STUPID MATH!! 3.1 (run) + .3 (warmup) = 3.4!!! I stopped .1 miles too early b/c I can't add!!!??!!?!
So, I'm happy b/c I ran 3 miles straight. I'm mad because my poor math skills made me fall short of my actual goal of 3.1 miles and I could've done it!!!