Couch to 5K update and a MLK Jr. Quote

So, the past few runs I’ve done on the treadmill, which is great, because I can do it on my own time schedule and I don’t have to leave my kids alone at the house.  A big plus.  Last week, my runs were in the “Week 3” of Couch to 5K and were getting harder… I ran 3 minute spurts with no stopping.  Wow.  For me, that was amazing.  So, I did three of those and was feeling pretty good.  Today I went to the track with the girls to start my first run of week 4.  I didn’t quite handle the runs.  I was supposed to do three minutes, walk for a minute and a half, and then 5 minutes, walk 2.5 minutes and then repeat.  I pushed through the first three minute run, but couldn’t make it through the first 5 minute run.  On the plus side, I almost made one entire lap around the track, which I’ve never done before.  So, I do see there is progress, but I’m thinking I need to go back and run week three again, because I’m just not there.

I did finish the set of run/walks.  I took a few more walk breaks than I was supposed to, but I finished.  I pretty much feel like I’ve been run over by a truck.  It hurts to even walk upstairs.  I’m not kidding.

A friend of mine shared this quote on Facebook this morning, and I swiped it from her because I felt it was talking just to me…

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

Here’s to moving forward.  Happy MLK day!

~Mama Tutu

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2 Responses to Couch to 5K update and a MLK Jr. Quote

  1. Mim January 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Nice quote and congratulations on any progress with Couch to 5K!

  2. Amanda January 20, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    You can do this! When I started my training I couldn’t run 2 minutes without feeling like I would pass out, or throw up or both. 9 months later I am 9 days away from my first half marathon. Just keep with it. You can DO this!

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