In other news:
Today I will, will finish this Couch to 5k day that I’ve allowed myself to get hung up on. I genuinely think that if I will push myself, I can finish it. It’s going to hurt, I’ll be hot and sweaty, it won’t be fun – but I’m going to finish.
One 3 minute run, two 4 minute runs, one 3 minute run.
The furthest I’ve gotten is running 2 minutes of the second 4 minute run. Last time I didn’t even push myself to start the second 4 minute run. This cannot continue, I must finish it. I have to learn how to push myself when it’s hard, because I’ve been quite lazy on the “pushing myself” end of things. What will I ever accomplish if I show up and only offer a mediocre effort? I might as well stay home.
This is a video that someone posted on Twitter not too long ago and I’m going to remember it while I’m running tonight. How bad do I want it??
I did it! I finished. After the second 4 minute run I seriously considered not attempting the last 3 minute run…but I thought about this blog post. How I have to push myself – so I ran it. My legs felt very much like jello when I stepped off the treadmill. I could feel the sweat rolling from my hairline, down my neck, and down my back. I got my heart rate up to 164, which is pretty good cardio (I think?) I didn’t do any weights tonight, I’ll go back tomorrow night and only do weights. Felt good to sweat and it feels great to have completed it!