Death before breakfast.
I thought that was what would happen today.
I got up,
bright dark and early, got dressed, and headed out to try Couch to 5K Week 1 again. I didn’t run at all last week (naughty), and the week before I hadn’t managed to finish the whole plan once, so I was a little apprehensive.
Not even 20 feet up the street, and I went right through a spiderweb. Yuck. Once I crossed the street, I came across a woman walking her dog, who had seen me pulling the webbing off myself, and we joked about the early morning webs all over our neighbourhood.
I took a slightly different route today, to start getting used to the hills in the area. I can’t keep doing laps of the high school; it’s too boring, even if it is the only flat bit nearby. I found out how long it would take me to get up to the track, and once I’m a little speedier, I should be able to make it up there, do the bulk of the session, and get home in the 30-40minutes.
The best news? I did the whole session! I did have to stop briefly during the 7th run interval to take a hit of my puffer, but I did it!
Of course, by the time I got home and stretched, the euphoria wore off, and I realized that I felt like death. I was very tight in the chest, which I think was a combination of pushing myself with the session and my soon-to-be-expired puffer meds. Time for a trip to the doctor for a new puffer, I suppose.
I can’t believe I did it!
Filed under: fitness, health | 6 Comments