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Couch to 5K training, week 1

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Well, I'm back at it again--trying to train in order to run a 5K. Hopefully, I'll work my way up to a 10K and then...well, who knows?

Monday morning I was lazy and slept in, Wednesday morning I also slept in but made myself go after I got off work. It was fun...I found a bunch of mounds of dirt that made me giggle and think about groundhogs...



Giant groundhogs, making mounds of dirt that pile up alongside the path I was jogging/walking. Quite appropriate, given that it was actually groundhog's day. And I (along with everyone else in the nation, it seemed like) cheered when I found out he hadn't seen his shadow. :) YAY for an early spring!

Like I said in an earlier post, I won't be doing a C25K training session on Fridays, my schedule is just too full to cram one more thing in. Instead, I'm doing my 3rd session for the week on Saturdays.

Earlier this week I was secretly praying for some time to sneak away from everyone that is going to be here this weekend. My nephew's birthday is Sunday...I'm somewhat of an introvert, so having all of these people around wears me out. Today, I was pleasantly surprised when I popped awake at 7 AM. I went in search of the cat (she had abandoned me in the middle of the night), saw the beautiful sunrise and noticed the rest of the house was slumbering away. I thought "What a perfect time for a jog!" Threw on my tennis shoes, some workout clothes, grabbed my keys and my iPod and went to one of my favorite places--Howard Amon Park.

It was a lovely time. I caught the tail-end of the sunrise (which was gorgeous), made even more beautiful by the fact it was reflecting in the relatively still river. There were plenty of ducks and sea gulls (I was more thrilled with the ducks) and even a few other joggers who were out enjoying the start of the day.

It was so nice to be eager to get out and enjoy the outdoors--I've missed being excited about working out.

I'm so glad to be getting back into the swing of things. :)
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  • MISSY_MAGOO
    I was running along the river at late sunrise Saturday morning too- just the other side :) You're right- it was a beautiful morning for a jog! Great job on starting c25k! Do you have a race planned? I have a few local local ones I'm running in the spring, St. Patrick's Day and Pooch and Pals are the next two I'm doing. Let me know which you're doing and if we're both there we'll have to meet up and say hi!
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    3295 days ago
  • ALLBW2U
    Sounds like a great way to start the day. Good for you!! Hope you have an even better Sunday.
    3298 days ago
  • LUVSBULLDOGS
    Thanks for sharing, Erin. It is so peaceful in the morning. I've only done one 5K and that was 5 years ago or so. It was fun. emoticon
    3298 days ago
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