I am hoping it will be somewhat entertaining... although, it might be horrifically boring. Shall we see?
C25K: Week 3 Day 3
June 3, 2016
|Before and after my run|
My lungs? Not so much. There was a point in the middle when my lungs felt like they were growing smaller and smaller every step I ran. I would look at the clock on the app and think, can I keep breathing for 1:07 minutes?
But there was that beautiful minute there at the end when I realized that the cool down was moments away. I could almost see it.
If I can just find a rhythm I think I might be able to conquer the world.
C25K: Week 4 Day 1
June 6, 2016
Food. Food. FOOD!
It is going to be so hot today so I just jumped on the treadmill before it got unbearably hot. I should have eaten at least an hour before though. When I first started my stomach was calling me an idiot. Which was very annoying.
By the end when I was actually able to add an extra 2 minute run and I saw that I went as far as I did last week, I felt much better.
I am a beast. A very hungry beast.
C25K: Week 4 Day 2
June 8, 2016
So I have to start by explaining something. I hurt myself last run. I didn't realize until later in the day when I tried to sit down and my knee felt like knife went right under my knee cap. SO, I decided I should ice it and slow down a bit.
This run I did a slower walk and a slower run and it was so much better! I am going to get a knee brace (I have an old knee injury from high school, and that should help). I had so much more fun, my breathing was controlled, and I feel awesome!!
I added only 2 min extra to the app for a total of three 5 minute runs and one 3 minute run.
C25K: Week 4 Day 3... HALFWAY DONE!
June 10, 2016
I feel so good right now. SO GOOD. I can't even tell you. I have had to slow down, which means less milage, but the fact that I feel this good and feel like I could keep going is worth it. Halfway through my run today, I had this thought. What if the person I was a year ago could see me right in this moment. Actually smiling while I am running. If that Amy could see this Amy, she would be so proud! She would think how amazing it is that I can do this and love doing this. That I am strong and able and more than willing! If that Amy, a year ago, could know that she would be able to run a mile without blinking an eye, would know that she COULD run more than a mile, she would be overcome with joy and encouragement.
Those thoughts made me feel so proud and confident. I don't know, there was just this moment of thinking, you know, no matter what crap is going on in my life right now, no matter how confused I feel about this or that, right there when I am running, I am accomplishing something. In that moment I know who I am. I am a confident, strong, and able to do amazing things.
I can't wait to see what more I can do.