Friday, September 2, 2011
Couch to 5k Progress
I think when I wrote my last update on the Couch to 5k program I was feeling pretty discouraged. I had attempted to do the first day of week 4 and failed. I began thinking, "maybe I'm really just not a runner in this life." I was thinking about giving up since I wasn't super passionate about completing it anyway. But for some reason, I just couldn't give up on it that easily. I felt that I hadn't fully given the program, or myself, a fair shot yet. I wanted to practice some compassion towards myself also and not push myself to do something that makes me so uncomfortable.
I decided that I would continue week 3 until I felt comfortable with it and just walk on days when I didn't feel like doing the program. On Monday, I decided to go to the gym to walk and watch Bachelor Pad. I was walking at a pretty good pace and actually got an urge to jog (call me crazy). I actually ended up jogging for 10 minutes straight! That has never happened in my life before! Granted, I am jogging at a slower pace than I was before, but about 1.0 mph faster than my walking pace. On Wednesday I gave week 4 of the Couch to 5k program another try, setting my jogging pace to be a little slower than when I initially tried week 4. And I did it! I am so proud of myself and feeling more confident that I actually can do this! I hope to give it another try Friday...not sure if I'll have enough time yet. I also have my 2nd acupuncture appointment Friday...then picking up our friends at the airport who will be visiting from Wisconsin. Looking forward to a fun weekend!