Monday, June 7, 2010

Couch to 5K - W7D2

Basic info: 58 degrees, Sunny.

Ohhhh man today's run was capital R-o-u-g-h. BUT! I think that was absolutely needed to kick my butt. I realized this morning that my upcoming 5K is less than THREE weeks away. Yikes!

As I left the house, I set a goal for today's run. Now remember, I haven't ran (seriously ran, not that treadmill half-running junk) in like a week and a half. Would my legs fall off? Would my side stich spontaneously combust? I'll get to these in a minute.

So the Goal: Run 2 miles in less than 25 minutes.
I know that's easy peasy for a lot of people, but I'm slow and I'm okay with that!

How I did: 2 miles in.....21:31! Hollaaaa!
This was with like a million walk breaks (okay, like 4) by the way. But when I ran, I booked it.

My legs didn't fall off - yesss - and I didn't get one single side cramp or stitch - double yessss! Unfortunately, I thought my lungs would explode, and I wouldn't have had to stop if I had been able to breathe. Why won't this get better? Doesn't lung capacity expand and increase when you work out consistently?

Today's music:

  • We'll Be Alright - Travie McCoy
  • India Ink - 311
  • Undo It - Carrie Underwood
  • Can't Be Tamed - Miley Cyrus
  • Sleepyhead - Passion Pit
  • You Look Better When I'm Drunk - The White Tie Affair
  • Run Joey Run - Glee Cast
  • California Gurls - Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg

I love allllll of these songs. Perfect music for today's run!


Summer {Bisfor...} said...

check out my blog when you get a chance.

heart you.

Lindsey said...

Great song choices!! =)

Kelly said...

Saw your blog through Summer's blog crush. The cookies you made are amazing! You have to be super talented to do that. I am a nail polish addict too. I just had zebra print on my toes and loved it!

Kerr said...

Hi, found your blog through Summer. I did the couch to 5k program about a year ago. It rocks!