C25K - Week 1 DONE!
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Okay, so it's June (although the weather here in "sunny" California isn't quite cooperating...) and on the 1st it was National Running day, as many of you already know. What some might not know is that I used to run, all the time. I ran on average 5x/week for 3-5miles (depending on how much time I had). During that time when I was running, I lost 30lbs in 4 months. Then life got in the way - working 45+hrs/week, going to school part time, and being in a long distance relationship. Then the weather changed, and I lost my morning light to run in (I ran on a dirt trail next to a county maintained irrigation ditch. Said ditch was the home to many a mountain lion...), and the next thing I know, I'm right back on the weight gain train...
It has been two years since I ran on a regular basis; two years and 30lbs. So, on June 1st, I made a decision: I am going to become a runner again and run a 5K in the fall. June 1st was my W1D1 of C25K. Today, June 5th, was the completion of W1D3! While I know that I have a long way to go until I can run for a full 30 minutes (let alone 3.1 miles). I feel stronger then I did a week ago. I am going to see this through. I will conquer my fear of failure and complete this, even if it takes me longer than 9 weeks (which it probably will...).
So, wish me luck friends. I'm going to be a runner again!