MUST EAT ALL THE THINGS!
This is my reaction to completing Day 1 of the C25K program. I forgot about this part of running. Or really, doing any physical activity farther than the couch to the bathroom.
But I did complete Day 1, nearly two weeks after I planned to start the program. Last week I came down with a wicked sore throat that lasted an entire week. Then I slept for a whole weekend (just about, really -- think I was awake about 12 hours out of 48). Then I procrastinated all damn week this week. Finally I recruited my friend Julie to get my ass to the gym, and today was that day!
As you may recall, I lost about 35 pounds last year when I got sick. I've been curious to see how that impacts my running. They say you gain two seconds per mile per pound lost. That should make me a minute ten faster overall. Today I stuck to 4.5 mph running on the treadmill, which I think translated into under a 14 minute mile. I felt like I could definitely go faster but decided not to break myself on the first day. We go back to the gym tomorrow, and I think Julie is going to do the program with me. At least, she downloaded the app. Now I need to find a 5K to do, maybe something in September. I do want to run the Halloweenathon again this year (the bling!) but want to do something earlier than that. There is a 5K in Beaverton on September 5, maybe I'll do that one. And it's only $10 without the commemorative t-shirt (which I'm guessing is cotton). And it starts at 9:00 a.m. Hmm...
Think I'll go grab some trail mix for a snack. Thanks for reading!