Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I can do the running man!

Posting has been light lately, for no other reason than I am exhausted. I've been kicking up the exercise for a little over two weeks now, and all that I have accomplished is going from tired all the time to completely exhausted all the time.

Well, I guess that isn't true. Andrew tells me I am more awake in the morning and I actually form words and sentences in the 15 minutes between the time that I get out of bed and the time that I walk out the door. Bully for those 15 minutes, but I'd rather be able to stay awake past 9:00 at night.

I'm in the middle of week 3 of c25k, and it's getting much harder. I know that's the point of the whole thing, but I'm struggling a lot. I have a feeling I won't be making it out of week four with the allotted 3 runs. I'm confident that I can finish up week 3 tomorrow, but I have some real anxiety about starting week 4. That week goes as follows: Warm up for 5 minutes. Run 3 minutes, walk a minute and a half. Run 5 minutes, walk 2 minutes 30 seconds. Run 3 minutes, walk another minute and a half. Run 5 minutes.

If you are a runner, or in better shape than I am, running for 5 minutes at a time may seem like child's play to you. But I am only starting out in my quest to be a runner, and I think we can all agree that I am not in shape. And for the first 3 weeks I have only been running 9 minutes total – though in differing intervals. With the start of week 4, I need to be running a total of 16 minutes. That's approximately 75% more running, and I honestly don't think I will be able to do it.

So, yeah, I have a little bit of anxiety over starting week 4.

Yes, I went to brunch on Sunday for Mother's Day and I have a few humorous tidbits. That post will be coming, if I am able to stay awake to write it. Stay tuned…..

(or not, it's not THAT funny)

1 comment:

NHDemocrat said...

Keep it up-not only does it get easier, but you may even start to enjoy it.