Yesterday's post when I said that I totally rocked ... well, I was wrong.
You know why?
Because today ... I totally rock!!!!!!!
Yesterday I ran the scheduled 8 minutes, walk 5, run 8. It was hard but I did it.
Today's plan (well, actually tomorrow's plan, but since the gym is closed tomorrow, it became today's) ... according to the Couch to 5K schedule ... walk 5 minutes to warm up then run 20 minutes or 2 miles. Yikes!
I went in this morning planning to try the 8/5/8 plan again. Not thinking I was ready to step it up a notch. Especially since I just ran yesterday.
But I did it!!!
I told myself I would just see how I feel while I'm running and go from there. I didn't want to injure myself by forcing myself to run if I was hurting.
So I ran 5, then 8, then 10, then I figured I was already half way there, I may as well keep going.
I ended up running 21.5 minutes (I had to finish out the lap I was on - I'm anal that way). :)
The hardest thing? Not having someone to high five me when I finished! Although one of the lifeguards there (I think her name is Kristen - I need to find out because I talk to her all the time!) was talking to me beforehand and was also running a few treadmills down ... she congratulated me from afar, but it wasn't the same.
I made my kids high five me when I got them out of the play rooms. They think I'm weird. Nicholas is the most proud though. He's my personal cheerleader.
Running truly is a mental thing.
And I'm back to liking it again.
At least a little.
I can do this!