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.