I finished both W2D2 and W2D3 over the weekend...one in the driving rain and one in the cold. I even had to bust out the long sleeves.
My socks (and the rest of me) were absolutely soaked when I got back from the run in the rain...but that was the run where I realized that I'm actually doing this...I'm actually going to be a runner.
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finished Week 1 today - feel good, so i'm probably gonna do W2D1 tomorrow and then take my day off on wednesday.
also, after seeing AFMR talking about the 100 Pushup program, i checked it out and decided to try it as well. i did my initial test at the end of last week and am starting the actual workout program tonight. thanks for bringing up that program AFMR - and thanks to you and everyone else for the C25k inspiration, as well. (BTW .. my 100PU inital test results: 34, starting me at Week 3 of the program)
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Day: 1 2 3
Thanks, Fluffy. I see you carry through on your word (the graduation hat)!
Yes, I see the difference myself. It is nothing short of amazing. I do have a question, though, that I'll throw out here and then repost in the current week's thread: Anyone else find themselved down after finishing? It seemed a little anticlimatic. I know the stress from the weekend got to me (grad school--I brought it on myself), but I'm just...blech! I thought it might be my ADD--I hyperfocused on C25K and now that it is "finished," my brain is trapped in grad student mode again.
It was my wife's idea--really! Okay, it helps that I need to lose the weight, too.
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Completed Couch-to-5k - 10/30/09
Chaska Turkey Trot 5k - 11/14/09 (42:13)
Howard Lake Turkey Tagalong 5k - 11/26/09 (42:23)
Sat around like a bum while I finished grad school - 11/27/09 to 6/25/10
Restarted running 6/26/10
City of Festivals 5k - 08/07/10 (40:45) - ran with Mrs. F and four of the kids!
AFMR I apologize it was late (the cap). It was a crazy Halloween week. But you know maybe it is the ADD. I am ADHD and C25K W9D3 was eh.... When I started C25K I was scared. I was scared it was going to be another workout program that I wouldn't finish. I looked ahead at what was expected of me in week 9 and froze. Then I found a group of people that were going through it with me. (Sorta like this group) And I watched those ahead of me and drew my inspiration from them, then I looked at those who at just started and cheered them on. There was a constant rush. I would spend my day thinking "wow look at all I accomplished" and because I was witnessing the program working, I would think, "Wow I can't wait until I do this." So I plowed through the program. Being the data junkie, I had graphs of my pace and distance and weeks I completed and a schedule of my next runs. I loved the feeling of completing another run. I dreamt of the day I would graduate from C25K. In my mind, the sky was crystal clear, the air would be crisp and I would seem to float when I ran. I would have that beautiful gait that I see some people run. I knew I would be beaming.
THen W9D3 came and I ran it. It was uneventful, except my NIke plus failed me and oh, it was my 100th mile also...and my Nike failed me. Anyway, I ended the run in the funk. And then it was the unknown. What do I do now? Nothing will seem as exciting as that first discovery that yes you can run. So I try to keep runs on the schedule...Race for the Cure, MS Run, Human Race...something to look forward to doing. I found I am a team organizer and love creating teams to run. And I must say...I am the slowest on my team.
So I know what you mean. Find another program like Gateway to 8K or One Hour Runner ( I think you mentioned that one this week) or Galloway Program or Hal Higdons Spring training. Whatever you do, just keep running.
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Just bumping this thread because I see a lot of familiar names. Hope you're all doing well.
And then I let it all go again. More "restarts" than I can count but I haven't given up hope or trying yet. So who knows what's possible.
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