Couch to 5K – Week 3 Day 2

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On paper, today’s workout was the same as Monday’s.  But just as every day is different, so too is every run.

At first it took some convincing to get out of bed – not as much as normal, but still… It was nice to lay in my warm bed and listen to Daniel get ready for work.  Comforting, ya know?  Then I started thinking about the food I’d be eating today at the staff party and I knew I couldn’t skip a workout.

My 5 minute warmup walk was good.  Just enough to get me moving and warm up my muscles. I guess that’s why they call it a warmup walk, right?

The first rotation of 90 seconds jogging, 90 seconds walking was great!  I felt powerful, like I could have tacked at least another minute onto that first jog.  The first 3 minute jog and 3 minute walk wasn’t bad either.  I was challenged but didn’t feel like I was going to die.

The second 90 second jog and walk were OK too.  Not nearly as easy as the first, but my knee hadn’t started hurting yet and those side stitches hadn’t started either.  By the time I was thinking “dear God I need a break” it was time to walk.  LOL it worked out well.

Then that last 3 minute jog/walk.  That was pretty tough.  I could feel myself sweating (ick).  I looked down and my arms were red (ick again).  My knee was starting to hurt and I started to get those side stitches.  Gotta work on my breathing!  I solved all of those problems by counting down to the last 3 minute walk.

Now it’s time to get ready for work.  My boss and I are throwing a party for the staff to celebrate our first year in the new building.  I decorated yesterday, just need to pick up the food today.  I think it’ll be fun!


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