Couch to 5K (C25K) – Weeks 3 & 4

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

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2 thoughts on “Couch to 5K (C25K) – Weeks 3 & 4

  1. I am so stoked to hear that you like running! I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet because the weather has been very New Englandy, but maybe I will give it a shot this weekend. Keep posting about it to motivate me – ha!

  2. moragandme says:

    I am happy and relieved that I like running, too! 😉 It sucks when the weather is bad – that’s the one big crappy thing about it. Give it a shot! And you bet, I’ll keep blogging about it (four more weeks of the program to go!).

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