C25K Week 3 Continued (3)

Despite my best efforts to talk myself out of it, I just completed my run.  It’s cold and bleak outside and all I wanted to do was curl up under the covers but I don’t want to get any further behind so I trucked over to the fitness center.  My best motivation is it’s only 20 minutes and then you can snuggle under the blankets.  20 minutes isn’t very long at all.

I think I’m about ready to move on.  I’m getting to the point where I’m not sure if I’m holding off because I’m scared of moving on or I’m just not ready.  One more good run at this week and I’m going on to week 4 on Monday. 

Of course, I’ll let you know how it goes!

– Me

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C25k Week 3 Continued (2)

After work today I made my way to the rec center to get my run in.  After a very stressful day I was really irritated and desperately needed it.

I still don’t feel 100% ready to move on.  While the 3 minute runs are getting easier, it’s still a push to get the last little bit in.  I do think that it would be a little easier if I weren’t doing it at the end of the day, but I have to get out of bed to achieve that, and I haven’t been able to pull it off yet.  I’m not complaining, just noting how it could be different.

I’ll try a few more days of this and see where I feel I am.

– Me

C25k Week 3 Continued

They are currently doing controlled burns in the area and my allergies have been crazy unhappy with me.  Mix that with the fact that work was ridiculously busy, and you have a very ill feeling Cindy.

Because I didn’t get my run in on Monday, I definitely did not want to take another day off and lose my momentum, so I just decided to tough it out and went to get my run done.

It went MUCH better than I expected.  If I wasn’t feeling a little run down, I probably would have been much better off, but it wasn’t completely horrible.  I was able to easily do the 90 second runs and complete the 3 minute runs without stopping a little early (something I wasn’t able to do before).  Another day or two on this week and I might be able to move on.  I want to be able to easily do the 3 minute runs before I advance though.

I’ll be back here in a little bit to give a recap of my day and share some good news Smile

– Me

C25k Week 3 Day 3

Oh my goodness, I just realized I’m 1/3 of the way through C25K!  How cool is that????

Today went MUCH better than Monday’s run.  While I did struggle a little bit I actually ran the entire time I was supposed to and didn’t feel like I was going to die. 

My right calf became sore, but not my left leg (I’m weird), and that made it a lot more difficult to complete.  This time it wasn’t my lungs holding me back but my legs. 

I’ve been thinking about whether I should redo this run a few more days but I think I’m going to try and move on to week four.  If it is too difficult I can always jump back but when I started this I said no excuses and I think I can handle it.  I guess we’ll see!

– Me

C25k Week 3 Day 2

I don’t know what it is about this week but it’s kicking my butt.  I hope this isn’t a sign that the rest of the program will be super difficult.  I felt sluggish and way behind.

When I first started running my ankles were sore.  Almost like I’d been holding them weird all day.  It straightened out pretty quickly, but It didn’t help things any.  We’ll see how Wednesday goes,  I may need to redo this week’s run a couple more times. 

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Today’s lunch, however, was amazing.

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I made one of my favorite recipes in the world:

Green Onion Quesadillas

  • Two corn tortillas
  • plain greek yogurt
  • green tomatillo sauce
  • green onions
  • and queso fresco

I spread the yogurt and the sauce on the tortillas and sandwich the cheese and green onions between them, heat on the George Foreman grill until melty goodness.  It’s perfectly wonderful and a super quick and easy meal.  I love them!

Enjoy your evening!

– Me

C25k Week 3 Day 1 (Repeat)

I just finished my run for today and it went MUCH better than Thursday.  I was alone when I started but by the time I left there were 6 other people in the room.  I’m getting to be much more comfortable with doing it while they’re there.  I know they don’t care about what I’m doing and as long as I can stay out of my head I’ll be fine.

The run itself was great.  Again, it seemed difficult while I was doing it but I kept pushing myself and it was over before I knew it.  I don’t think I need to repeat this week anymore.  I’ll just continue with the week on Monday and Wednesday and move on to week 4 on Friday.

Enjoy the sunshine Smile

– Me

C25K Week 3 Day 1

I am tired.  This week has taken a lot out of me.  I still wanted to get my run in because I don’t want to lose momentum but this run was definitely less than stellar.  I’ll probably be redoing today.

I tried so hard to get it in yesterday but some jerk was on both treadmills for two full hours.  I quit trying after it got dark because I didn’t really like the idea of walking back in the dark.  Luckily I was able to get in today.

It did not go well.  I didn’t have enough water today, I was already pretty run down, and some weirdo was grunting loudly while lifting weights.  The three minute run killed me. 

I think I’m going to try and redo it tomorrow.  Things just did not work out today.

I’m off to curl up with my teddy bear and watch some tv.  It’s all I have energy to do right now!

– Me