I’ve changed my run days to M,W,F so that I can ‘allow’ myself to sleep in on the weekends. It’s an incentive I’m trying to use to get my butt out of bed; if I do my workouts during the week (when I have to get up for work anyway) then I can sleep in on the weekends. This is the first week and so far so good.
Today I started Week 7, which is 25 mins of solid running for all three days. Before I could even psych myself out, I just got up, got dressed and got out the door. Once I started running that little negative voice kicked in telling me I couldn’t run for 25 mins and about 11 mins in ‘it’ won. I had to stop to towel off and get a drink because of hot flash #1. I only walked for about a minute and then got right back into running. At about the 19 min mark I had to stop again, hot flash #2. That walk was about 30 seconds and I started running again. I experienced another hot flash around the 24 min mark but I was not about to stop so close to the end. I used time during the cool down to make up for the time I walked, so I feel good about the workout. And I’ll have two more attempts to run the whole time!