June 14, 2011


I started Week 3 of C25K yesterday. I have to say, I was super intimidated. From Week 1 to Week 2, the run segments increase 50% (60 seconds to 90 seconds). Week 2 to Week 3 - they double (90 seconds to 3 minutes). I knew I was going into it with a major mental hurdle to overcome. So I made it my goal just to finish, not to run hard and fast, but just to finish. And I prayed my way through it, and finished strong! It was such a good feeling. Now that I know I can do those longer runs, I can step up my speed the rest of the week.

Right now I'm trying to keep my mojo up. I have had a really hard time staying motivated the last week or so. Part of it, I know, is because I haven't been getting enough sleep. I'm staying up too late reading and then the dogs unmercifully start to wake me up around 6:45, typically (5:45 today!). That just kills my mood. So I'm working on that. Also, I ate like crap last week, so I know that played a part as well. I'm going to be working on that.

Which leads to this week's WWT topic: lunches. I don't really do lunch. I usually eat something in the morning (I hesitate to call it breakfast because it's hardly ever actual breakfast food) after having my coffee and then I don't get hungry again until about 2:00 or 3:00, at which point I eat something small and/or snack-like to tide me over until dinner. So morning meal is something like leftovers, and then afternoon small meal is a can of soup or cheese sandwich. Nothing big or heavy.

In other running news, I was clicking through the runDisney website and found something pretty cool - half-marathon training plans! Now, I'd rather have an app like I do for C25K, so it does the thinking for me :) But a written plan will work. Jeff Galloway is the official runDisney Training Consultant and he has written up a training schedule for every runDisney event (looks like there are 7 or 8 a year), with weekly schedules and tips and stuff. Here's an example. Of course, even the "beginner" plan is written for someone who is capable of participating in 5Ks, so I need to hit that goal first, but I have plenty of time. It was very exciting. Plus I was able to take a lot of the tips he gives and apply it to my training now.

Anyway, that's this week's WWT update. Click over to Learning As We Go to link up!


  1. I really need to get back into running shape. I just can't get past the amount of time it "wastes" that I could spend writing or spending time with my daughter or... napping.

    Mostly, I just need to get off of my butt.

  2. I give you props I use to run all the time but now I guess you could say I'm to lazy.. Lol I need to get out and start running again. I'm the same way with the eatting I eat left overs fr breakfast then I eat somthing small around 2 or 3 then dinner at 7 thats if my husband can wait that long lol..

  3. I am on W5D3 tomorrow of the C25K... it is the first long run with no break! I have to run 20 minutes straight tomorrow morning- I feel the mental block you were talking about!! Ugh!! But like you- I am going into it with the plan of completing it but not worrying about the pace or time- I just want to finish! Good luck!

  4. I am on week 2 of C25K and week 3 scares me to death!

  5. I think I might try this C25K! Thanks for sharing it. :)

  6. You will be running that 5K before you know it! That's nice that they provide a training schedule...it definitely helps prepare you for the big race, but yeah it's crazy that a "short run" is a 3 miler. You'll be all over those soon enough. So excited for you! Keep up the good work! And that's basically incredible that you can eat breakfast and then not be hungry until 2:00 or 3:00! I am a major snack-a-holic. Even when I'm not pregnant :)

  7. I hope you will start enjoying running soon rather than seeing it as a chore. Of course, there will always be days when you just don't feel like running but that's normal. To me, running is one of the greatest exercises. I love sports that do not need any equipment - just my body and my mind. Good lock on your running journey!


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