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
It doesn't have to be pretty, it just has to get done.
I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.
I failed! Sad!
I didn't make 25 minutes. I didn't even make 15 consecutive minutes. I ran on the TM. I've got a lot of excuses but basically, I just failed. I'm going to try again today, outside. The good part is that even though I "failed" at the C25k goal, I still ran 1 1/2 in 16 total minutes and burned over 200 calories. So. I still had a good workout (along with my elliptical 'running') but I wish I could've made the goal. So w7d1-- take two!
I feel like I hit my stride again tonight. I was recuperating from last week's 'race'. I guess I didn't realize how hard I had pushed myself. I also spent a bit of time talking with my boyfriend's dad tonight (at Mother's Day dinner) about his marathon/Iron Man/triathlon training. It was motivating.
So. Tonight, I did 28:54!! I was running with my boyfriend; his route, my pace. I did 2.5 miles, my longest run ever! Ta-da! I don't know what I was 'supposed' to do for week 7, day 1 but I'm calling this run 7-1. I feel so good! I'm so close I can taste it!! And, I'm sorry, I can't stop with the exclamation points.
And. As a random aside, I taught my boyfriend to drive a manual/clutch/standard today! After almost 7 years of dating, he *finally* let me teach him! He just bought a truck and for some reason, he bought a clutch! Ha. A good day, with big milestones for both of us.