I didn’t do well sticking to my running schedule last week! I let other things get in the way, and I kept saying “I’ll do it tomorrow” over and over! I definitely could have and should have made time over the weekend but I didn’t. Technically I should be in week 8 now, but instead I’m finishing week 7 and maybe starting week 8…
I wasn’t about to let another excuse get in the way on Monday, so I had my husband monitoring the weather. We were expecting the rain to start around 6:30-7 pm. I usually get home from work around 5-5:15, so that meant I had to get changed and get right outside if I hoped to beat the rain. I don’t care about getting wet, but I WOULD care about my phone getting wet! 😉
Couch to 5K Week 7 Day 2
Walk 5 minutes to warm up
Run 25 minutes
Walk 5 minutes to cool down
I ran in the park, and it was beautiful and sunny. It was surprisingly hot for April! I seem to have trouble pacing myself outside. I averaged a pace of 11:21. I ran mile 1 in 11:09, and I ran mile 2 in 12:25. I was consciously telling myself all during mile 2 to run slow and steady so that I didn’t quit. I didn’t realize I had slowed down THAT much. 🙂
The run felt challenging but totally possible. My legs felt fine, but my energy level wasn’t the best. I was totally channeling my friend Michelle who said (after her latest 1/2 marathon) that “you can drag yourself 2-3 miles on sheer will.” I kept thinking if she could push herself to run 13.1 miles, I could certainly finish my two miles! Thanks for being an inspiration Michelle!
I’m planning to run W7D3 on Wednesday. I shouldn’t say planning. I should say I AM DOING IT. I’d like to get outside for it Wednesday morning but I’m not sure if that part is feasible. Regardless of the weather, I will run. That’s why I have a treadmill – no excuses!
Are you ready to get active? What’s stopping you? Reasons can become excuses if we aren’t careful…make being active a priority!