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Achievement Unlocked: Self Belief


If you had told me a while ago (say the beginning of the week) that I would be able to run, OK jog more than run, for twenty minutes without stopping I wouldn’t have believed you.

I knew that the Couch-2-5-k program I am doing said that this Friday, being day 3 week 6, called for a 20 minute run without stopping, but I just didn’t believe I was ready.

So today I set off, stop-watch running, new running shows on, music playing loudly. My new shoes have fluro green laces which match the fluro green headphone set. Very chic! 😆

And went I finished the 20 minutes without stopping, going 1 minute over I was concentrating so much on not stopping, well I was surprised.

But you know now I know I can do next weeks program, and that laughable objective of 30 minutes within 10 weeks is going to be done. I may have repeated week 5 because of doubts, but no longer!

So: Achievement Unlocked: Self Belief!

 

Family · Humour

Week Five: The Fear Consumes


We are heading into week five of out Couch to 5 k running program. This week we run the following and we are afeared:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then:

  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
  • Walk 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Jog 3/4 mile (or 8 minutes)
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then jog two miles (or 20 minutes) with no walking.
Family · Humour

Madness I Say Madness


Today was day 3 of week 4 of the Couch to 5 K running program. The program calls for:

Run 3 minutes

Walk 90 seconds

Run 5 minutes

Walk 2 and a half minutes

Run 3 minutes

Walk 90 seconds

Run 5 minutes

As I warmed up I had doubts as to whether I would finish, and looking ahead I couldn’t see how I was going to manage the 20 minute run that is day 3 of week 5! So I decided to sort of skip the program and just run until I could run no more.

So I did and was greatly surprised to manage to run for 10 whole minutes without stopping… Madness I say, it’s madness…

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The Case Of Exercise and Unintended Consequences


Hello. *waves*

How are you? It’s been a while since I said anything. You may have missed me but probably not 😆

Recently it was suggested I should exercise a bit more. You know, healthy living and all that. Periodically I go through bouts of it and maybe do two sessions or maybe three but no more than that.

Well this time there was some mutual egging and revving going on and myself, the E.I.C. and the Wellington Landlady agreed to do this Couch-to-5k program. It is meant to take you from running nothing to running 5ks or half an hour (depends on how fast you run and if you go by distance or timing) in nine weeks using interval training.

We are up to week four and today I did the first of the five minutes intervals.  This is going well and I am actually enjoying it. Well that’s what I tell myself afterwards anyway. At the time I am dying!

Every-time you do something like this there are usually some sort of unintended consequences.  Today I developed a spot on my nose. This is the first time in years I have had one. It must be the running I say—maybe I am detoxing or it’s just from sweet on the face (I know TMI).

So there you go. Hopefully the next update won’t be so long in coming… 🙂