January 19, 2013
C25K Progress: Week 3, Day 1 – Run 1.5 minutes, walk 1.5 minutes then run 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes, repeat twice, 5 minute warmup and cooldown – 28 minutes
Current goal: Get through this week of the C25K program because it looks like a doozy.
So, yesterday sucked.
First thing that happened is that I checked Appy**, and discovered that I only had one day of week 2 left, not 2. “Wahoo! I’m on the last day of this week!” I exclaimed out loud.
Then came the internal struggle – I *could* get away with not going for the run, finishing week 2 on Saturday…procrastination at it’s finest. Brent even called me on this. But, I didn’t ditch. I went to the gym and ran the 31 minutes. Because he was hungry, and wanted to get to Tapa Bar before the wait time got excessive, I hopped of the treadmill and did my cool down via the walk back to the apartment.
By the time I got to the door I had burning shinsplints and a noticeable limp in my right knee. And there might have been some swearing. And some crying. I solved this problem with an ice pack and three martinis. (Side note – worked like a charm!)
So this morning, I’m looking at Appy and wondering just how I’m going to get through week three. And Brent says “Ya know, it might be your shoes.” Gasp! I went into complete shock and denial. There was, in my mind, *no possible way* that my 4 (almost 5) year old Nike Zoom’s were letting me down. I reluctantly stomped off to the Running Room after breakfast.
The salesgirl there was totally wonderful. After asking if I needed help, Brent informed her that I was 1) drastically in need of new shoes for the running program I just started and 2) in denial of this fact. I did admit that my knees hurt, and handed her my runners.
“No kidding your knees hurt!” was the response.
I tried on nearly every pair of shoes on the wall, all of which, I might add, were some ridiculous colour. I put each pair on, and took a little sprint around the store. The best by a land slide were the Brooks Pure Connect. The only colour available? – NEON GREEN.
After donating my Nikes, I went to the gym and knocked off Appy’s first day of week 3. 5 minute warm up, 90 seconds of running, 90 seconds of walking, then 3 minutes of running and 3 minutes of walking, then repeated the sequence again. Cooled off, stretched and did an ab workout while I waited for Brent to finish. My legs feel like a dream. And now, I can be spotted a mile away with my bright green shoes.
** – On a run the other day, I decided to name my C25K app. She has such a nice, motivational voice, and I thought she was worthy of a name, so I have settled on Appy.