So, I thought I would take a few moments to do a brief summary of my week.
Monday was the start of week 3 in the Couch to 5k. I was both dreading it and looking forward to it.
Week 3 was going to see me start running a couple 3 minute intervals. The last 30 seconds of my last 3 minute run turned into a super speedy walk, but none the less, I kept pace.
We all know how I made out on Tuesday with the scales. It had been a tough day diet wise, because I had been home with a sick little Abigail and ate some things I wouldn't have normally had.
On Wednesday, I woke up SICK AS A DOG!! That flu that Miss Abby had passed right on to me. Brian ended up coming home early from work as I couldn't even lift my head off the pillow, unless I was running for a whole other reason than for good health!
I made it to work on Thursday because I had no choice, but I didn't feel quite right until today.
From Wednesday - Friday, my calorie count was well within the allowable limits.
I still didn't feel comfortable getting on the treadmill until tonight. Today I felt well enough to have a pecan tart, so I figured if I was well enough to eat that, I was well enough to jog. But I didn't want to bust right out of the gate with week 3.
I had been curious as to how I would do if I put week 1 back on, so that is what I did. Week 1 has you running for only 1 minute intervals.
You know what? It was kind of easy!! Mind you, I ran and walked a tad bit faster than my normal pace to challenge myself a bit more, but I wasn't so out of breath and my legs didn't feel like jello! I never could have imagined 4 weeks ago that running 8 intervals of 1 minute spurts would be easy! I AM SUPER SYKED!!! I will try my week 3 again tomorrow! Can't wait!
I don't want to jinx myself....but I really like this running thing! And I'm not too bad at it! Who would have thunk it?!? ME...AMY RUTH...A RUNNER!!!
So, for anyone out there who has even a TEENSY TINY bit of interest in running....download yourself a free copy of the Couch to 5K program and try it. If I can do it at 260ish pounds...so can you!