Its official, I decided to do the Couch to 5K program again! I’m sort of in shape, and I’m certainly past being a couch potato, but running requires dedicated training. I couldn’t believe how hard Week 1 was for me the other day, so I decided to challenge myself to do the whole program again. This time I plan on continuing on to the 5K to 10K program. But, unlike I did with the half marathon training, I won’t try to cram it in a few weeks. AND…. I’m finally going to make my 5K to 10K podcast! I think I need it to push myself to the next level of running. Making a good quality podcasts takes a long time. But, you guys can expect to see it this summer. I’m so excited about it! I get so many requests for it, so hopefully it will help others keep running past the 5K too. Today was Day Two of Week 1 of my 9 week training program. Week 1 consists of eight, 60 second interval runs spaced by 90 second walks….Even though I ran errands after a full day of work and didn’t make it to the gym until after 8:30 pm; today’s run was still a lot easier than Monday’s run. I finished 1.5 miles in less than 30 minutes. I felt good.
After running, I went down to the elliptical machine and did 20 solid minutes. While I was working out, I could see this dirty old man watching me in the mirror. Then he started walking towards me. I looked down, but I could only look down for so long without the blood rushing to my head as I pedaled. He grinned and said “You’re looking good!” despite the sweat pouring down my face and the sweat seeping through the funky t-shirt that sat in my basement for too long. I was polite and gave him a half fake smile. And then, he sat down and continued to watch me work out! I’m not lying y’all; I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted to. He pretended like he was sitting down to check his blood pressure, but he kept giving me that dirty scan looking up and down my body. I almost got off the machine, but I only had a few minutes left, so stuck with it despite the pervert. It’s ironic that Monday I was all excited about getting my confidence and my mojo back when the cute man touched my shoulder, but now I’m attracting snaggletooth old grandpas. LOL ….Anyway, it was great workout, and I’m ready for Day 3. If you’ve been thinking about starting, I hope you will run along with me and my podcasts.