Running – C25k Week 3

Tonight I begain week 3 on the Couch 2 5k challenge. I am usually watching The Biggest Loser on Tuesday nights, but decided to do my workout while watching my favorite show. I moved my treadmill into my bedroom so I’ll be all ready to go. Another reason for moving my equipment, is because my daughter is moving back home soon and I have to empty out her bedroom. Goodbye exercise room.

My new workout space

I was a little nervous about this week’s workout since I have to jump from running 90 second intervals to 3 minutes. At the same time, I am confident that I can do this! I got my shoes, my water and my pedometer ready and hit the treadmill.

One thing I found out rather quickly, is that I need to bring my big fan into my bedroom when I’m working out. The ceiling fan just didn’t do the job. I was able to increase my speed during tonight’s workout. Except during the last 3 minute interval, I had to slow down some. I’m hoping workout 2 will be a little easier.

After finishing the workout, I noticed my ankle began hurting. Since I’ve sprained this one several times, it gives me trouble occasionally. I immediately got the ice pack and elevated it. After a few minutes it felt much better, so I did some strength training with my weights.

I felt optimistic about the workout tonight. It was a little harder than week 2, but I love the challenge! I guess I have to get used to using ice packs and muscle cream after running workouts. I really want to move my running outside and get off the treadmill. Mental note: find a running trail to use this week.

Runners just do it – they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.  ~Author Unknown


Exercise check in

Last night, I decided to do a cycling workout and a strength training workout with hand weights. It was a good workout. I’m glad I was able to get up and do something! I could have and should have done more but at least its a step in the right direction.

I decided to pack my workout clothes this morning as a reminder to exercise after work. I’ll let you know how that works for me. I’m trying to get back on track. I have 2 walks scheduled for May. That alone should be enough motivation to get me up and moving! I’ll be participating in the March for Babies walk for the 3rd year in a row on May 1 and Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis on May 14. My goal has been to try and run/jog at least a mile for each one. I’m going to make that happen!

Also, if you would like to donate to either of these causes, I have information on my blog.

Thanks for your support!