um, hello. long time no post. as you may know, i run outside. i think the treadmill and the elliptical are tools of the devil, which is a big reason my attempts at this have failed in the past. as you may also know, i live in colorado. running outside + colorado winter = not ideal. we got a big storm last week spread out over a few days. we had about 8 inches and it hasn’t been melting quickly. and then i got lazy. it’s really hard for me to set a new plan, deviate from it, and then go back. so while i could’ve started running again wednesday, i kept making excuses. i’m disappointed in myself, but i started back today and today is all i can do anything about.
so with all that said, today:
today’s workout (W2D3) from c25k: brisk five-minute warmup walk. then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes
stats: time 33:58; distance 2.17 miles; calories 328; pace 15:13 (max of 6:30); heartrate average 145, max 181
thoughts: as you can see, this workout was significantly shorter and faster than my other workouts have been. i simply couldn’t convince my laziness to stop, so i conceded and just did the bare minimum. i refuse to be upset about it because i actually went out and did it instead of sitting on my butt. also? i love endorphins. the first mile was awful, but the second was totally fine, and–dare i say it–kind of fun. i wore “real” shoes again instead of my vibrams and think i will continue that for a while. i had really wanted to be a barefoot runner, but listening to my body is more important than my ideals. maybe once i become a legitimate runner i can make the switch, but my feet just aren’t having it right now.
next workout: i’m pretty sure i’ll do another week 2 workout next since i took so much time between the first two days and the last. i’ll play it by ear, but i’m not sure i’m ready for a 3 minute run yet.
i cannot let a setback derail me. i’ll see you for the next one.