So, yesterday I started the Couch to 5K program. Day one went far better than I had expected! I wasn't too sore, so last night Flower and I decided to take a 20 minute walk. We took Tank, our Rottweiler, with us, but left Little Man at home with Daddy. I knew we would be walking a pace too fast for his little legs to keep up with. We alternated walking and running, and giggled and talked the whole time! We had to stop running as much, though, because Tank isn't as chipper as he used to be. He has bad hips, and was starting to lag behind, so we just finished up walking at a pace where he would be comfortable. We stopped at the house a picked up Little Man, and let him walk around the block with us as we cooled down.
According to the Couch to 5K program, today would be a relax day, with no running. However, since I am planning on running a 15K, not a 5K, I decided I would run every day. So, at nap time after all the littles had fallen asleep, I went out into the backyard again and took off.
Today was a little bit harder. I'm a little sore from yesterday (though not nearly as sore as I thought I would be), and the wind is blowing about 30-40 miles per hour today (with gusts upwards of 50-60 mph!). On one side of the yard, it was a breeze (no pun intended!), but going against the wind wasn't quite as easy. It literally took my breath away when the wind gusted up high. But, I ran the entire length I was supposed to, and finished my twenty minutes! Yesterday, I almost didn't want to walk back into my house, but today, I wasn't so tired after finishing.
I'm starting to think I might actually be able to pull this off! I know it isn't going to be easy, and it will likely take every little bit I have in me, but I think I can do it.
Running Observations Day Two:
Running in the wind throws a whole new kink in things.
I really must get more/better music.
Mattie STILL needs to go scoop dog poop. Not cool.
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