It took a solid 3 weeks, but I have really started to like running. I mean, I look forward to my workouts. I never thought I’d live to see the day when I said I enjoy physical activity, but there you have it. I’m a runner (more or less).
I like C25K because, so far, there hasn’t been a challenge I haven’t been able to suffer through, which is the key to me finishing the program. If I felt C25K was too hard, particularly at the start, I’d quit. I’m not proud of it, but it’s the truth.
It helps that I have really been taking my time while running. I mentioned in my Week 1 & 2 review that I jog pretty slowly – sometimes comically so – but, in my mind, that doesn’t negate the fact that I am able to keep it up over a significant (significant for me) distance. I figure I’ll work on running for 20 consecutive minutes for now, and worry about my speed later.
At week 1 or 2, if you told me I’d be able to jog for 5 minutes at a time without vomiting or passing out, I would have called you crazy. Now, I’m poised to start running for 8 minutes at a time, and I’m only slightly terrified.
Things I Like About Running
– Running (who knew?!)
Things I Dislike About Running
– Accidentally stepping in a giant puddle (I was cutting through a field), and running with wet shoes
Interesting Things I’ve Learned About My Neighbours While Running
– 10PM is a popular time to take out the garbage
– The dude down the street likes to listen to really loud music while he hot boxes his car
My Favourite Time of Day to Run
– 5am, because no one is around and it’s ridiculously peaceful