2.5 K

I just finished week 6 of the 9 week couch to 5k program and I actually ran 2.55K. I’ve hit the part of the program where you don’t have any more walking intervals – it’s just “go out for a 22 minute run”, which I’m not so sure I like.

I didn’t want to run at all today.  We just got back from 2 weeks holiday.  We brought our running shoes etc. with us and while up north were faithfully jogging – especially when friends who can actually run 5K came and joined us. That was fun because for a while I was in the front of the group – because the others had looped back since they all run much faster than I ever will and instead of abandoning me, ran a few circles.  But it was enough for me. Plus we all went for a swim in the lake to cool off, which is so much nicer than just a shower at home.

Then we were kind of prisoners at summer camp for a week.  Not actual prisoners, but there was intense negotiation with the 21 year old director when we needed to go off-site to buy diapers for our littlest one. I didn’t want to explain the importance of Fluevogs to him.

So we had a week off from running and I had this “go for a 22 minute run” day today and I really didn’t feel like going for an any minute run, but it was cooler this morning than it has been in weeks, and I knew that if I didn’t go today, it would be even harder to convince myself tomorrow…so off I went.

It started out rough.  I didn’t think I’d last the first 5 minutes and had to do some serious visualization of exactly what outfit I would would wear for the ‘Vogs debut…and there was that minute or so of walking at the 13 minute mark when I hit yet another really big hill…


…but then it was over.  All done. I even ran for a minute of the cool down to make up for the walking.

The app doesn’t tell you how far or fast you’ve run until the end, so I was thrilled to see it was 2.55K. Half way.

I’m just not sure if I get to wear the shoes when I complete the program or if I actually have to run 5k. I’ll make that decision when I see how far I’ve gone at the end of the 9 weeks.  Next micro-goal is 3K.


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