Friday, January 29, 2010


I got my C25K run in early in the day and boy am I glad I got to it when I did!! This evening I was so sick there is no way I would have been able to get on the treadmill. My head is pounding, my throat is sore, my back hurts, and I have cramps. I took some ibuprofen and that is helping some. I still had to go to work tonight too. So I'm sitting here typing and still feeling just miserable...but I got my run in for the day! Just in the nick of time!! Now tomorrow I can rest and hopefully I'll feel better enough by Saturday to get the last of run of week 2 in and be ready for week 3.

The C25K is going great for me. The runs are still challenging, but do-able. This is making me very happy. I can really use the confidence that I'm getting from the progress I'm making. This time around though...I'm not going nearly as fast. I'm so overweight now and so outta practice that I've been alternating between 3.3MPH for walking and 4.3 - 4.5MPH for running. Last year when I started the C25k I was bound-determined that the ONLY ACCEPTABLE speed was 4MPH for walking and 6MPH for running. That led me down a dangerous path of self hatred and defeat. It really doesn't matter how fast I go since the event that I'm ultimately training for is a half marathon. My focus this time is on distance NOT SPEED. Speed will come with time and increased physical fitness.

W2D2's run went like this...

Start Time: 1:03 PM
End Time: 1:23 PM
Time Taken: 20:00
Pace: 14:42

Average Speed: 4.08 MPH
Distance: 1.36 Miles

Thursday, January 28, 2010

W2D1, still on track.

I did W1D3 on Sunday and then Tuesday I did W2D1 so I'm right on schedule, which is good since this has been the longest and suckiest week of my life. I just feel jinxed right now, it seems everything I touch shuts down, blows up, or smashes into a million pieces. I'm tired, I'm sick and I just wanna sleep until spring. I hope next week is better.

W2D1's run went like this.....

Start Time: 6:10 PM
End Time: 6:30 PM
Time Taken: 20:00
Pace: 15:16
Average Speed: 3.93 MPH
Distance: 1.33 Miles

Friday, January 22, 2010


I got another run in. It went pretty well, I feel physically like I'm right in line with how fit you need to be to do week one. The workout is tough but not impossible and the recovery time is long enough. I really feel alot of hope this time around.

Today's run went like this.....

Start Time: 8:18 PM
End Time: 8:38 PM
Time Taken: 20:00
Pace: 15:33
Average Speed: 3.86 MPH
Distance: 1.30 Miles

Monday, January 18, 2010

W1D1 of the C25K all over again...

I started the C25k again. It's really from the couch too since I haven't really worked out since November...and even then it was short lived. I haven't been serious about running since last May...sad.

So today was about discovery. This is time 3 now of me starting the C25k, I'm getting to be an expert at starting this I need to figure out how to be an expert at finishing But today eventhough I was slow and sweaty I did discover that I haven't lost everything. I did manage to run the entire 60 sec each time and I was able to recover in the 90 seconds of walking. That is actually SOMETHING. I didn't loose it all. So, that makes me happy. I completed W1D1 with a sense of hey...I can do this!! and that's probably most of the battle right there.

Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 4:20 PM
Time Taken: 20:00
Pace: 16:00
Average Speed: 3.75 MPH
Distance: 1.27 Miles

Friday, January 1, 2010 much for that...

My running, or rather, walking spurt in November only lasted until Thanksgiving and then it died. But now we are finally through all the eating festivals and I can refocus and regroup for the new year. It's is my goal to do a half marathon this year. Walk, run, crawl, whatever, I'd just like to do that. So the first step is getting on the treadmill. Which I did yesterday. I got a mile in. About a 19 minute mile, coz I reallllllly didn't wanna do it. I was feeling VERY unmotivated. But, I did it anyway and once I was done I felt better.

So here's to the start of what will hopefully be a healthy, and happy New Year!!