Monday, January 28, 2008

Last Week of January

MONDAY

  • I went running today. I suppose I have overcome my phobia of the cold and gotten back to my love - running.
  • Today was Week 2, Day 2 of the C25k. Halfway through the run, my running jacket just had to come off - I was feeling so hot. But my running partner didnt see the sense in that - to her, I didnt have on enough layers and shouldnt have taken off my jacket. Did I mention she had on her woolly sweatshirt and teeshirt throughout the entire run and left me behind? She hadnt run too in a long, long while but her fitness level hasnt deteriorated like mine. I couldnt catch up with her!
  • Yes - you heard right. She sooooo left me behind. She ran 35 minutes non stop and there was I, way, way behind her struggling with 90 seconds runs and 2 minute rests intervals. LOL!! We may have another lady joining us on our runs next week. She saw us running and said she was intersted.
  • I finished my run in 42 minutes. Lets see if there'll be any improvement when I run again on Wednesday cos I'm sticking to my Home Workouts only tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY

  • And then they were three............................
  • Our new running partner joined us today and she seems to be some sort of 'Pro'. Well, time will tell. She led us today and we went on a 5 minute warm up jog round the block and then she brought out her CD player and we did some sort of 'fartlek'. Running to and from two spots and being timed ............
  • It was exhausting and made us feel as if we didnt do much. We go on a proper run tomorrow.

SATURDAY

  • I was supposed to go running yesterday but couldnt. Too many things happened - was supposed to meet my running partner at 7am, woke up on the dot of 7am, tried to call her to tell her I'd be late, her phone kept on going to voicemail cos she was trying to get me too, went looking for my running bra, all were wet, had forgotten to wash them, my man was late, he needed help getting ready. Contemplated going without a running bra - (my top had an inbuilt one afterall but she advised against it) Just had to ask her to go without me.
  • So come today, I went running instead to make up for missing yesterday. I'm getting into the flow of running. My run today wasnt laborious at all. I lasted throughout all the intervals and was quite pleased with myself. Went for my long run today and went throught Week 2 podcast twice as the podcast finished at about the halfway point of my route.
  • So happily, I begin podcast 3 next week. It was freezing so much this morning. My fingers were so cold - almost frozen solid - and surprisingly, my jacket didnt come off at all today maybe because it was so cold. The downside was my top kept riding up my tummy. Had to keep on putting my hand underneath my jacket to pull it down - could my tummy be getting bigger or the wicking material was just too small? I'd like to think its the latter. (smile) Anyway, my running jacket hid all clothing malfunctions from the view of all and sundry. Looking forward to my next run on Monday.
  • Did I mention my long run today was 39 minutes? 39 minutes of pure fun and pleasure - well, it would be. I was running for only 90 seconds intervals. LOL!!

8 comments:

Abimars said...

I'm sure by the time you run a few more times your fitness level will increase and you might skip a week or two on the program
keep it up CG

londonbuki said...

Yup, I agree with Abi... you'll be more than fine...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Hey there, hows the regime coming along. Mine have been quite difficult. I loose 5kg in 6months, I put back 3.5 in 1month during xmas. What to do. Im trying to go back again. Wish you all the best.

fatmanrunning said...

Keep it up! I don't know much of your story, as I haven't been reading long, but your honesty is definetly encouraging.

Calabar Gal said...

@Abimars, Londonbuki, Fatman running: I'm loving it.

@LOASCM:I'd like to think I've given up on the weight thingy. REally couldnt care about it anymore. I lose and then gain it all again so I'm just enjoying the fun & pleasure that comes with running now.

Abimars said...

re your saturday run I have a top exactly like that, I never take off my jacket no matter how hot I get, I think it shrunk in the wash, lol.

LondonBuki said...

LOL... I think we all have tops like that :-)
Well done on going out to run today :-)
I hope the weather's not too bad tomorrow morning so I can go running...

LondonBuki said...

Hey CG... I doubt the June 1 one will be open for long. It's in the City and Race For Life races tend to fill up real quick... Go ahead and register!

Enjoy what's left of your weekend!

 
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