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I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.
I have no energy. School is almost over and this week always depletes my energy levels.
Hang in there, Sushi! Go out and get a walk or something. Do something that creates energy for you even if you feel you "can't" do running this week. You'll be glad you did.
Roads were made for journeys...
You Are Beautiful.
It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. Confucius Be patient and tough, some day this pain will be useful to you. Ovid
You'll learn to let things go.
Hey sushi, if you've got $8 or a Netflix acct, you could do the 30 Day Shred. It's only 20 minutes a day! It's a workout video. There's a challenge going on in the Ladies Locker Room. . .You sure do a lot in 20 minutes but then you could say you're done for the day.
Great idea! Thank you! I will add it. It's just this week, really. School ends Friday and it's just nuts...trying to pack up an entire classroom with 27 little kids needing to be entertained on top of other ridiculousness. Grrr. Hopefully by Friday, I will have more energy.
I am at week 5, day 2, with no chance I can go on to day 3, which is 20 min. running with no stop. I have a solution, though. I am able to do the two segments of day 2 at 8 minutes fine. So yesterday, I did segments at 9 minutes. Not easy, but I did it. I will repeat that for a time or two more, then up it to 10 minute segments.
Then, when I can do the 10 minute segments with about three minutes inbetween, I will change tactics, and cut the walk periods down by 30 sec. increments. 2min, 30 sec, , 2min. sec, 1 1/2 sec, , 1 min, :30 sec., and then VOILA - add the two 10 min. seconds togeather, and that will get me there at 20!
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Hope you are all having good C25K days. Woods Lady
Woods Lady-you might be surprised what you can do. Last year when I got to that dreaded W5D3 workout I thought, there's no frickin way. But I said, you know what, just run as long as you can and slow down if need be and if you absolutely need to stop and walk for a bit OK but only if you really really really need to. And I did it. I was shocked. Seriously. Your plan sounds like a good one too, I just wanted to give you some encouragement that you're capable of more than you think right now.
W2D1 down for me, went very well. Interestingly, although it was 90° and muggy in the gym, my HR stayed the same or even a few beats less than last week's runs. Which is a good thing, and it's quite a bit lower than it was the first time I did C25K last year, and that's also a good thing. My knee is a little tweaky this morning but I think that was because after the run I did some strength training and increased the weight on the leg extensions. Today is a planned rest day then it's back to the gym tomorrow.
Good for you Sushi, it can be really hard when there are so many factors in your way that could be used as excuses!
W2D2 on Saturday went well. Threw out my back yesterday afternoon trying to start my f*cking lawnmower. I will hopefully get in to see the chiropractor today and be good to go by tomorrow or Wednesday, but I'm a little peeved that this is screwing with my running schedule. At the moment I can't even walk straight and every step feels like someone is driving a knife in my back.
When the coldest part of the winter was over, I fell of the wagon...
So I'm starting all over again - again!
First run last saturday in the early morning...
And today I ran in the afternoon - it was rather warm to Belgian standards (28° C = 82.4° F), at least for end of june, but I enjoyed it...
Running in BelgiumAnn