Before My Mind Could Realize What I Was Doing.....
Saturday, September 15, 2012
I tend to get overwhelmed by things.
I read the tip about heading out to exercise in the morning before your mind can realize what you are doing. I have been using that lately. Just have everything ready & get up & go. We walked/ran to the nice coffee place & back; it is very close to 10 km round trip (9.88 km.) Talked to some nice folks along the way, most of them hot & sweaty like me. Then we passed one gal dressed to the nines. I smiled at the contrast & she sent a lovely smile back. We walked through the cities "inspiration garden". We were home by 10 am. It was truly a lovely morning.
I found it difficult to jump from "run for one/walk for four" to "run for two/walk for three." I felt like barfing the first few times. The last two times it has been fine, but now it's time to go up a notch again. Part of me says to do each level for longer, like a month instead of a week. Another part says to make the increase smaller, like a quarter or a half a minute more instead of a minute more. Another part is saying "Just do it!!!!"
Your doing awesome!! I like having the visual of the lady overdressed and the silent acknowledgement. LOL I miss running (a little wee bit) I'm hoping it will be one of those relationships that just grow on you. Kinda like broccoli did..I hated it as a kid-love it now. Anyhoo--wanted to stop over to say thanks for liking my blog!! I had fun making it. Now it's time for me to get serious since I have to blog my "reasons" why for the 5% challenge. Too real for me but I'll tackle it. What team did you choose? I'm wanting to be a cat. Either way good luck!! 3037 days ago
you can do it! i think Cinericia's advice is excellent and she's also right that you should be very proud of your accomplishments. that's how i started out (well actually, i used C25K, but the same) -- and i would never have believed it but 1) i love running (i was hurt for part of the summer & i exercised anyway so i'd be ready to run when i could -- that astonished me), and 2) i ran 12 miles yesterday!!). you can too. you might also try the galloway method. 3042 days ago
First...it sounds like a beautiful morning. Congrats on a 10k run/walk. That's quite an accomplishment.
Second....my advice is to check in and be completely honest with yourself. Are you hesitant about going to the next level of run/walk because you are still finding the level you are at truly challenging? If that's the case, stay there until you feel comfortable with proceeding. If, on the other hand, you do not want to advance to the next stage because you're anxious about failing/worried about being too uncomfortable/disliking the idea of pushing too hard--and I'm not judging; we've all been there--then push through that fear and ramp things up.
Sorry for nosing in with unsolicited advice. You're doing quite well and you should be proud of your achievements. 3044 days ago