C25K: Week 5 – Run 2

I did it! Only one step closer to the end. Today’s challenging run was a total of 31 minutes of exercise with 16 minutes of running. [Warm Up 5, Run 8, Walk 5, Run 8, Cool down 5].

I seriously thought I was going to die in the last few minutes of the first run. In my head I kept thinking, how can I do 8 minutes? That’s ridiculous. I’ve never run that long unless it has to do with sports and even then I’m huffing and puffing. My reply to myself was that after this, I only have one run left and I’d be done for the day. When the second run came all I could think was how I’m almost done. The second run was much easier when I had that mentality. And can I add I had less huffing a puffing. That came toward the end during the cool down. Success? I believe so.

When I run I have little spots in front of me. My destinations. I feel really accomplished when I get there before my running period ends before I needed to start walking. I’m happy to say that I actually ran farther than where I had my destinations. In return I kept making a new destination until time was up. This really helps me get further and think less about the burning sensation in my legs. I’m not sure if it’s because my old and new injuries are flaring up or because my shoes aren’t right for running … or both?

I’m scared for Friday when I have no walks except for warm up and cool down but I know I can do it!

What made me even happier was coming back from my run and seeing a tiny package with my name on it!

My A string popped on me when I was playing a week and a half ago. Recently bought these online at Sam Ash. They have fast free ground shipping! They are very trusted and has been the only store I go to for any acoustic guitar needs ever since I started learning a year ago. They sell other instruments and accessories too. I’m not sure these were the ones I bought last time but nonetheless, I’m excited to put them on and play again! Ahh!

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2 thoughts on “C25K: Week 5 – Run 2

  1. I’m doing couch to 5k too, it’s quite tough isn’t it? but when you get to run for that 20mins it’s not as bad as you think, actually I think it’s better weirdly how did yours go?

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