Friday, August 30, 2013

C25K Week 1 Day 1

Let me be incredibly crass here for a moment.  This morning’s run sucked donkey balls.  I finished the damn thing.  But it was NOT FUN.

The Bad: 

It was so incredibly THICK outside. Pea soup. Molassas. Mud.

I had a hard time catching my breath during the running sessions. 

My walking intervals were SLOW.  I decided to use these to breath, because breathing was not happening during the running. (well, not happening easily)

During my 7th running interval, I thought I was going to throw up. 

Irritated that my 2 miles of walking on Tuesday was FASTER than my 2 miles of intervals today.

What we ran in this morning.

The Good:

I FINISHED THE DAMN THING! Plus an additional 15 minutes of recovery walking. For a total of 40 minutes on the trail.

There was no pain from the surgery incision OR the incision for the pellets.  I did twinge a bit where my appendix USED to be. 

My husband was a great running buddy, despite the fact that we got into an argument over whose timing system was correct.  (that would be mine, of course)

I love my little Gymboss.  Much nicer than trying to keep track of my intervals on my watch.  (I don’t like using my C25K app for a variety of reasons. Might need to look into trying another one at some point) 

My cardio recovered a lot faster than I expected.

My legs are not hurting. 

My flexibility isn’t nearly as bad as I thought it would be. The stretches felt good. 

I did NOT throw up!!

I cannot wait for cooler weather to get here.  It is SO MUCH EASIER to do this when it is 40 degrees outside!  Hell, even 60 would be really nice.


  1. Not pleasant...but, you did it! Good job! Do you have a community center or church with an indoor track for those hot, mucky days? Congrats on your first run intervals! Love you! Aunt T

  2. I'll second the not-vomiting-is-a-good-thing.
    Press on, my friend, press on. It won't necessarily get easier, but you WILL get stronger.

  3. I really don't think jogging in this type of weather is good for anyone. A good portion of our patients in the ER today were ones with breathing problems. I'm all for health and fitness, but not when you put yourself in danger. xoxo