Tuesday, April 22, 2008

C25K Week Two Day One

I was a bit bad yesterday. I met my friend J for lunch, but we both had a hankering for some Chinese... and I REALLY wanted some sesame chicken. I figured it was the lunch portion, so I ordered it. Geez! Half the plate was covered in fried rice! I did enjoy my lunch, but at the same time, I don't know how to get myself back on track with the eating. I also think part of the problem is that Aunt Flo is coming in for a visit next week, and the week before, I'm bloated, hungry for starchy bad for me things, and just tired. Sometimes I hate being a girl. That aside, I did go for a 3.6 mile walk with D yesterday. It would have been 4 miles, but I made her turn back early because the cold weather made my bladder act up and I REALLY had to pee.

So, this morning, I woke up and got to the track by 7:15 to start week 2 of C25K. I was a bit nervous about it, as you run for 90 seconds and then have a recovery period of 120 seconds. I was more worried about the 90 second runs though! Surprisingly enough, I did well! I only ended one interval early-- the fourth out of six-- and even then it was only five seconds early. Sometimes I worry that Podcast Dude has forgotten to tell me that it's time to walk again :) Haha. But I'm glad that I had a 95% clean run my first time with the Week Two schedule.

Some of you have commented that you're worried about running outside, that's why you do it in the gym on a treadmill. Can I say... I'm scared of running on treadmills. Seriously, it worries me. I guess I have a picture of America's Funniest Home Videos in my head, with me falling straight off the back of the treadmill. Hence, I prefer to run on something stable and immobile. I can deal with the sun, bugs, various sports teams practicing around me... just as long as I'm completely in control of my pace and not worried about falling off a treadmill going at 6MPH!

As a tidbit... have y'all tried some Fiber One Caramel Delight cereal? If you're a fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which surprisingly enough, I'm not, you'll really like this cereal. I like it in spite of that :) It's nice, sweet, and filling. It's definitely my new favorite cereal.


Laura said...

Congrats on making it through! That gives me the motivation to do it as well. Tomorrow I'll be right there with you. Woohoo!

Don't worry about the sesame chicken. It's done, enjoy it for what it's worth, and next time order brown or white rice instead of fried rice. ;-) Now I want dumplings for lunch...thanks. =)

I will definitely try out that new cereal, I like my cereals a bit sweet.

Brittany said...

Congrats!! I have a treadmill and I have the same fear as you! LOL! I hold onto the handrails like no other (I know...I know! Bad me! :) ) I need to start C25K on a surface other than a treadmill.

Sam said...

ha ha - that image that you portray of treadmills and flying off is very amusing!!

I haven't got room at home for a treadmill and don't want to join a gym! I have just started the C25K programme and have only done two days so far but luckily it hasn't rained yet as I think that I could put up with anything but rain!

I will have to see what happens if I look out of the window to see it raining!! There is something to be said for fresh air and sunshine though!