Jul 15, 2013

C25K - Refresh

Like I said this weekend while I was in 'poor pitiful-woe is me' mode,
I decided to teach myself to run the correct way.

In 2006 when I started my weight loss quest it was an odd journey into the "jogging/wogging" category.  I was doing Weight Watchers and simply logging time on the treadmill.  I had worked my way up in distance and was getting bored to tears on the treadmill for upwards of an hour everyday.  So I started egging myself on to hit the 3mile marker faster to get my arss off the treadmill and so something else.  Eventually I got myself up to jogging on the treadmill, but it included the rails quite a bit.  Jillian Michaels would have yelled and called me a pansy, but hey, I was doing it.  I even got brave enough to start doing 5Ks and logged six of them in 2007.  My fastest time supposedly (which now I look back is nearly impossible to be accurate) was a 34:12.  Lets just say I'd kill for that now!

Life threw me curveballs in my journey in 2009 with a serious car accident which pretty much ended my relationship with my treadmill.

I'll go more into the last four years in another post....but for now, here I am at 37yrs old with a total of nine 5ks under my belt in the last six years and today I started my first real training program to be a 'runner.'

Week 2 Day 1: a 31minute cycle resulting in  2.8 miles.
say what?? that's superslow....less than a basic walk of 4.0mpg.  It had to be the 5minute warm up!?  But I was a good little girl and listened the lady in my earbuds telling me walk or run or cool down.

I struggled with the treadmill and the toggling, but found a groove and setting to toggle between a 4.5mpg walk and a 5.5mpg 'run.'  Technical difficulties were abound with my new ear buds, so I may be shopping for another set soon.

Its supposed to be a 3 workout a week routine, but for the sake of my 430 alarm, I may do it the 5days.  Perhaps doing the Week2 workouts for 5 consecutive days rather than the 3?

I guess I will wait and see what my body tells me its ready for.


  1. Hi April!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this morning! It's nice to know someone else is in the same boat with trying to enjoy running again, sometimes I feel like I am the only one! Also, thank you for mentioning a tri. I got my bike last fall but a Tri never even crossed my mind. I will have to look into it, though I am a pretty pathetic swimmer, haha.

    I think it is great that you are getting back into running. It's so worth it, even on the days I want to quit!

    Oh and I give you serious props for using the treadmill, it is my nemesis! :)

    Keep running!

    -Amanda @ The Road to October

    1. I'm all about motivating other people to try a 'tri' before me! ha! I have to get this running thing down solid before I try to take on the transitions between events. Swim and bike are solid for me, running is my weakness.
      But I'm going to to do it! (eventually)


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