Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Running Running Running!!

Well I did it! I got my tushy up off the couch and actually got moving. I know there was no post yesterday, but I was THINKING about posting. I didn't succumb to the legions of the night or anything.

Actually, it was a meh, day as far as the journey to better health. The journey to saving the world however made some progress. My best friend is going through some tough times right now, and I spent the morning talking to her and doing my best to offer council and just be an ear. The rest of the day was spent with our Role-playing group defeating legions of the night in character.

I remembered to take a photo of my brunch, but dinner and dessert got lost in the shuffle. So no picture blog for yesterday. However, I am right on track with taking photos today. Also, I will post the photo's from the other day also. I took them all, I was just too tired to post before bed.

Okay, All caught up from yesterday? Good. Moving on!

Today I had a good healthy breakfast but was waffling about pretty heavily about doing any kind of exercise. I really wanted to keep my commitment to myself to continue with the C25K program, but I was feeling so lazy. I was hesitant to voice this to my husband, The Educated Rabbit, because I think deep inside I knew he would make me -DO- something. I made myself tell him how I was feeling. He told me to put my shoes on and he would take me to the gym.

So I put my good awesome running shoes on and got ready to go. I nearly lost my motivation again. Well how about I stop lying right there. I LOST my motivation again. He sat down to write a post he needed to get off his chest and I lost all willpower to make the best of the day. I told him I didn't want to go. I gave him my best wifey doe eyes... you know these eyes. These are the eyes Puss in Boots pulls on you before he whips out his rapier and pierces you through the earlobe or something.

He reminded me of the promise I asked him to make. When I was feeling strong I told him how important this journey was to me. (Afterall, ::shuffle shuffle.... bbbrrraaaiiinnnsss.... shuffle shuffle:: is not a good way to spend eternity) He reminded me how I want to be able to look in the mirror and think "Wow!". He reminded me that he made me a promise that he would help me keep my commitments to myself. And he told me to get in the car. We went to the gym.

I am so thankful for him. I grabbed my MP3 player and off we went. Do you know what? Do you!?

I completed Day 1 Week 1 of C25K! I completed it! I actually did! I am so proud of myself! It's a slow start. I did set the treadmill to 2.5 for my initial walk, then did the first couple intervals at a run 3.0 and a walk 2.5. After that I thought I was going to pass out. It was so hard. I thought in my head.. I NEED TO STOP!!! And this little voice... this little strong voice quietly whispered... I don't want to stop... and I listened to the whisper and realized that was the real me. That was the me who wanted to succeed. So I didn't stop. I did the next four intervals at a run 2.5 and a walk 2.0. Then for the final two intervals, when I was sweating my rearend off and huffing and puffing, I did them at a run 3.0 walk 2.0. I did finish off my 5 minute walk at a 2.0 and then did some additional time at a 1.0. All in all distance wise I did 1.25 miles. Eventually the program will get me up to 3.1 miles, a 5K, within 30 minutes. I am so proud of my progress though. Really really proud. I think I deserve a sticker...


An Educated Rabbit said...

You deserve many stickers, 'cause you are AWESOME! May we continue to be excellent motivation for each other for a long time to come!

Crystal said...

Aww baby! Thanks. You sir, deserve praise also for making it a half hour on the treadmill of doom! *applauds*

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