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C25K? Me?

Monday, January 18, 2010

X98COLLEGEGIRL and LIASABURT58 have both challenged me to do a 5k. I've considered it, but I don't really have any interest in running. But my brother is a runner, and he got all excited when I started talking about it, so I figured I'd give it a go.

Tonight, I ran Week 1's Workout #1. I figured I'd breeze through it. 8 sets of 1 minute runs, with 90 sec breaks in between.

Man, I had my eyes glued to the stopwatch, anticipating the next second when I could stop. I am so out of shape. But I did it. I completed all 8 sets. I'm sure I will be sore. But I did it, so yay.

And then I got a salad and walked home.

I guess I'm pretty happy that I finished it.

But will I actually follow up with Workout #2? Stay tuned!
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    It all starts some place! I wasn't interested in running either when I 1st stumbled into it, and now, while I am far from a well seasoned veteran runner, I do really enjoy it.

    Congrats on starting, on finishing your 1st day! Whether or not you decide to keep going (and I hope you do!) you know you can do it any time you chose to!

    Good luck :)

    - Dee
    3380 days ago
    I'm very interested in starting the C25K program, but haven't done it yet. Printed out the plan yesterday and planned to start last night but life got in the way:-) WTG to you for starting:-)
    3380 days ago
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    3380 days ago
    Great job! Are you following the Couch to 5K plan? I've tried it a few times before, but I've always pooped out in week 3. I'm working on getting into the habit of daily exercise first, but I really do want to complete the C25K thing at least once. Good luck and keep us posted!
    3380 days ago
    now you almost talked me into running again. will wait till it is a little warmer. you rock biking running is swimming next?
    3381 days ago
    YES you will maybe..
    IF you are truly happy that you finished it. emoticon

    I didn't figure I would breeze through the C25K, and I met with my expectations. No breezing. Just pain. The first weeks are grueling if you've never run. I hadn't either. Always a biker, there was a tiny little bastion in me that felt not worthy and non-inclusive in that realm of "runner people". My ex and a few of our close friends were runners, and I was never included in their reindeer games. Just the biking and in-line skating games, did I ever feel worthy of within my self-imposed limitations.(end stuff of me)
    Just think of how you felt after the watch said that you could walk again... and how your eyes became unglued, and how you felt about yourself on your walk home with your salad... emoticon IMAGINE emoticon
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    3381 days ago
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