Thursday I restarted Couch to 5K. (For the hundredth time…) But this time, I think because I have such a tangible goal in mind (Color Run 5K in three months), I really pushed myself, and for the first time I was able to complete the first day and run all of the running parts! I think it helped that I was in the gym on a treadmill instead of outside. Although I’d rather be outside in the sun any day, it seems to be a lot easier to run on a treadmill. Also I had a workout buddy (my friend Storm). We pushed each other to not stop and that really helped.
Yesterday was a rest day, but today was Day 2. Unfortunately, Storm and I work opposite shifts today so we weren’t able to do it together, so I went to the gym by myself. Today was a lot harder than Thursday!! I really really had to push myself to not stop the runs early. I seemed to be getting a lot more out of breathe. Right after the halfway point I had to give myself an extra minute if walk time. Then I had to lower my run speed from 6mph to 5.5mph and my walk speed from 3.3mph to 2.5mph. But I still finished it without ending a run early! I’m pretty proud of myself for that. Hopefully Day 3 on Monday will be a little easier. Has anyone else done C25K? Did you find that it was more difficult or easier to complete the runs as you progressed?
On a different note, weigh in is tomorrow. I’m pretty nervous. Although I’ve worked out quite a bit this week, I haven’t been eating the best. I’ve used most of my weekly points, which I usually don’t touch. I’ve gone over calories (majorly!) one day and got really close to going over a second day. And I just don’t feel like I’ve list any weight. I actually feel like I’ve gained a couple pounds. Keep your fingers crossed for me!