I finished Week 7, Day 1 of C25K yesterday. This included a 5 minute warm-up walk, 25 minute jog, and 5 minute cool-down walk.
First of all, I am still flabbergasted that I can run for 25 minutes without passing out on the side of the road.
Secondly, a miraculous thing happened yesterday! (Well, “miraculous” might be a slight exaggeration, but it was pretty awesome, in my opinion.) I started running and about 5 minutes into it I realized I wasn’t thinking about how I wished I was finished, or telling myself to just make it to the next tree, or any of the stuff I normally do when running. I was simply running, and enjoying it.
I ran 1.6 miles in 25 minutes again. I’m still slow, but that’s ok! Slow is better than not at all, right?
On another note, I am personally waging a war on my underwear.
Some of you may remember the great panty malfunction in February. It ended with me running with my knickers practically around my knees, which isn’t much fun while running. So I cleared out my underwear drawer of all underwear which might not actually stay where it’s supposed to and went on my merry way.
All has been going well except for the fact that I’ve lost 40+ pounds and now the underwear which sat firmly on my bum in February now has a tendency to gravitate south while I run.
I think a shopping trip might be in order.