School ended almost 3 weeks ago and summer started and ever since then, for the past 2 weeks the C25K has been put on the back burner. The kids being home and not having to wake to an alarm clock (at least the 1st week no alarm clock needed) threw my all off! I was so used to setting the alarm to get Tristan off to school and then running the C25K after he left and before waking up the younger two that when I no longer needed to be awake……well….it didn’t happen.
Last week I needed to set my alarm to get up early to take Caelie and her friend teammate to USF soccer camp…but that still didn’t get me motivated enough to get up early enough to run first. Maybe I needed the 2 week break mentally? Yeah…..we’ll go with that! I did keep up with my sit-ups and push-ups on an almost daily basis – missing maybe 1 day a week if that. So I’m still up to 200 sit-ups a day and now up to 32 push-ups. And when it comes to the C25K I am at week 8 day 1 – which meant I had to run (jogs more like it) for 28 minutes straight. And….even after taking a 2 week break I was still able to do it!!! Go me!
The real C25K test will be when we are at my parents and they don’t have a treadmill so I will have to run outside! Ack!
right now. I am feeling like complete crapola and I don’t know if I’m sick or just run down from living up at the fields every night the past week for soccer tryouts. But either way, yesterday I didn’t run my week 7 day 1 of the Couch to 5K and I’m pissed. I woke up feeling like crap. My eyes feel all puffy, my face feels bloated and my whole body just aches. So I figured I’d rest yesterday and wake up today and do it today instead. Didn’t happen because I actually feel worse. I did do my sit-ups and push-ups yesterday but haven’t done them yet today. Hoping to get them in some time during the day. The kids being home is throwing me off too. I’m used to my alarm HAVING to go off at 7 to get Tristan to school and then doing the C25K right after he leaves. And it’s not a matter of me getting too much sleep – I haven’t slept well at all the past 2 nights. But maybe if I set my alarm tomorrow for the same time I always ran it that will work? Doing nothing again today but resting and hoping by tonight I’m feeling better!
For the past 5 weeks I’ve been doing the Couch to 5K and now know what a running high feels like! Yesterday I completed Week 5 Day 3 and was supposed to jog for 20 minutes. Well, I got into that “zone” I guess that runners always talk about and jogged 23 instead of 20. THREE whole minutes more then I was supposed to. HA! And I surprisingly loved it. Granted I didn’t jog too far, I started off jogging at a slow pace as not to set myself up for failure; then I wouldn’t want to start Week 6 knowing myself like I do. I figure I will eventually get to jogging or running at a faster pace and get to the distance needed. And I’m fine with that. I’ve also been doing sit ups almost every day and it’s now the end of week 5 of doing them and I am starting to see somewhat of a result. A tiny one, but a result just the same.
So there’s no need for me to go and buy OxyElite Pro or any other diet pills as I’m on a natural health kick. I do need to start working out my upper body and eating ALOT healthier then I have been. I did start doing pushups today so that’s something right? I know once I get all 4 together (running, sit ups, working upper body and eating healthy) I will have one kick ass body!
And how did you celebrate Easter today? We did it alone….just the 5 of us…and cleaning out our garage to turn it into a gym. I plan on starting the Couch to 5K back up. We’ll see how far I get this time…..week 4 is my nemesis! So we now have my treadmill in the garage plus a Cardio Glider (in the middle) and an elliptical (both of which we got a garage sale back when my mother-in-law was here for $10 each!). Let’s see how long everyone uses it all (our neighbors are supposed to use it weekly too – we shall see.)
for working out this morning instead of giving in to what I REALLY wanted to do – which was nothing! Thankfully I had a scheduled time for my friend to come so we could work out together – otherwise I think I might not have. And that is NOT a habit I want to get back into. I would have been so pissed at myself had I not worked out today. I was a bit worried my big toe would give me problems but it was fine. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow night when I’m up at the fields running week 2 day 3 of the Couch to 5 K!