Week 6 Day 3

I’m a little behind in finishing Week 6 – I should’ve run Day 3 on Saturday but it was cold and I just didn’t feel like it. I had planned to run yesterday afternoon but that was smack in the middle of watching football…so…I finished it up today.

I had 999 excuses not to go but I fought them off and got out the door. I knew afterward I’d be happy I went and I hung on to that thought – more like clung to it with all my might and kept repeating it over and over! Ha, whatever works, right?

The weather was decent, low 50’s and overcast. I wore capris, a tank top and a thin sweatshirt. I started out wearing gloves but knew I’d take them off once I warmed up. I followed the same familiar route around the neighborhood so I had a good idea when I’d hit the halfway mark. I tried to lose myself in thought during the run segments so I wouldn’t focus so much on each step or minute – it worked pretty good for the first couple segments but as I got tired the only thing I focused on was how much longer I had to go.

The first 3 run segments look pretty good – I can tell I started puttering out in the last two segments. Still, overall my time is about the same or a couple seconds better than my last workout – I’ll take it!!!

12.21.15 vivo

12.21.15 c25k

In case you noticed…

I’m not sure what exactly my problem is but I have not completed a run since Jan 21…that’s 10 days!  It’s been bitterly cold here in the south and we got snow/ice last week; I think I’ve used that as an excuse to keep myself in the house hibernating…I feel like such a slug!

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As if that’s not bad enough, I have three straight weeks of business travel in front of me and I’m notoriously bad about running while traveling.  I fear that I’m not going to be able to complete the 10K with my Run for God group in April and that makes me sad.  One bright spot is that my broken toe is doing better, it’s still a tiny bit swollen and I notice some discomfort if I try to wear shoes that are a little tight in the toe box, but I can’t use that as my excuse for not running.

I reviewed the R4G program last night and I can get back on track if I start today…so if the weather won’t cooperate, I’m going to the gym to put in the prescribed 4 miles today.  I may have to walk a good part of it but, dang it, I’m going to do it.

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