Here I am right after my first "Couch to 5K" (C25K) run.
I was feeling: a little cold, out of breath, but overall pretty good.
Sawyer joined me for the run.
He definitely enjoyed it much more than I did.
The first week of the C25K program consists of a 5 minute warm up walk, alternating 60 second runs and 90 second walking intervals for 20 minutes, and a 5 minute cool down walk.
Now, I'm sure that is a cake walk for some of you.
For me, however, it was a struggle.
Like I said before, I am NOT a runner.
I was a bit discouraged at how hard it was.
I didn't have to stop or anything,
but it was definitely not an easy run.
The discouragement subsided a TON when Tim
(who has decided to do the C25K program as well)
said it was a difficult run for him, too.
He could've been saying that to shut me up,
but hey, I'll take it.
I only have two complaints/questions for you "runners" out there:
1. Is it normal to feel the need to spit every few minutes?
Because I did.
I'm no girly girl, but goodness-
I have never had that urge come over me as strongly as it did during my run last night.
2. At the end of my run, I had a subtle, but painful headache right above my ears.
Is this a sign of something? Or just a coincidence?
Overall, I'm feeling, well, okay about the whole C25K thing.
I'm sure I can make it through this week,
but the idea of running for 30 minutes straight still seems completely impossible.
Today is my day "off" of running.
I'm planning on doing some weight training at some point,
but first I have to head down to the school district office to get fingerprinted.
I'm one step closer to being an official "substitute" teacher.
(and for being able to make wedding payments!)