Death before breakfast.

10Sep07

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!

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6 Responses to “Death before breakfast.”

  1. 1 Terri

    Congratultions on completing your session! When I think back on the first week I tried c25k, I could only “run” for 30 seconds. At the time I thought it was hopeless, but today I did 5 1-minute intervals and am thinking of increasing. We can do it!

  2. Congrats!

    Running into the spider web must have been creepy!! Yuk!

  3. 3 Laura

    Great work sweetie! I’m really happy that you completed the whole session. I did a little dance for you.

    Keep going and good luck with the spiders next time

  4. 4 kate

    well done!

    The first time I completed a run I was so excited to do it again that I very nearly couldn’t wait til two days later. Lame

  5. 5 rhythmandthesea

    YAY! congratulations. 🙂

  6. 6 kate

    Hows it going? Have you run again?

    My show closes tomorrow. I’m going to give myself Sunday off and then I am going to have a crack, I think. Yay running!


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