Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I can do it, I can do it

I have putting off blogging about this because I was afraid I would quit again.  As of tonight I have completed week 6 of the couch to 5k.  I started this last Spring but for whatever reason I quit.  I wasn't that it was too hard,  life just got in the way.  This was before Cameron got his tubes, we just put our house on the market, and I was helping a friend out by watching her little girl after school one or two days week.  I just gave up.

I still had my goal; I would run a 5k one day.   A couple months ago I read Grass Stain's blog about The Color Run.  It sounded awesome.  I texted the info to Alicia, I knew if anyone could get things done it would be her, and before night's end she had a team set up.  I thought if I ever run one, this would be it.  I signed up and had every intention of getting started right away.  I will be darn if it wasn't almost another month before I started training again.  Since I had previously did the first two weeks I started at week 3.  It's an 8 week program designed to build you up to running 30 minutes without stopping, running 3 times a week.  I don't think I can run 3.1 miles in under 30 minutes so I've been trying to run 4 times a week, finish the program and add a minute or two here and there so I'm running about 35 minutes non stop.  

I finished up week 6 tonight which was 20 minutes non-stop.  The past three runs leading up to this have been a total of 18 minutes but I've walked a minute or two in between.  The longest non-stop running was 12 minutes.  I had been dreading this all day.  Once the kids were in bed, I was off.  Steve has an app called imapmyrun.  It calculates your distance, pace per mile, calories, etc.  I took his phone to check out my distance, I ran 1.7 miles at a pace of 11.54/mile.  I have to keep telling myself; a 7 minute mile or an 11 minute mile, is still a mile. 

Call me crazy, but I've already found an app that gets you from a 5k to a 10k.  Once I complete this, I'm all on it.

10 comments:

melanie said...

great job! run forest run!

HilaryFarris said...

That's awesome! I have a 5k program that I really need to start, I just haven't found the motivation yet! Thanks for sharing your progress!

Tracey said...

You are doing awesome! I'm proud of you, James!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

So I'm still "Grass," huh? ;) So proud of you for doing it! I knew you could. It's amazing how much the app helps, and the fact that you could have gone even farther when it was time for you to stop is proof that you are ready for even more!

Also, how much do I love that Hilary commented? I am SO HAPPY that my blog friends are becoming blog friends of one another. FUN!

Jaime Mac said...

Good for you! I can't wait to hear about your color run!
(Are you running alone in the evening or does someone go with you?!)

ginmommy said...

You can do it James!

The McAfee's said...

WAHOOO!!! you KNOW I LOVE this!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! :) You can do it girl!!!!

Beth, Joshua, Isabella and McKinley said...

That is so awesome!!!!

Jill said...

I love this! You go! I have been running again too, but it's hard while still nursing Kash. Let me know if you want to run together some time!

the lewis gang said...

good for you!!! i miss running to much and can't wait to get back into it. be careful...once you start, you can't stop!! :)