Failing February

I am not meeting goals. I told myself I was going to post every day in February. It’s a short month. It should be possible. Only 28 days. It’s not like I picked January or March to do this. It hasn’t happened. What is even sadder is the fact that I do have quite a few posts written. They just haven’t been edited and all that good stuff.

Last night was the real failure. For the first time since beginning the C25K program I failed to run the distance required. Yesterday was supposed to be Day 1 of Week 4- run 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, run 5 minutes, walk 2 1/2 minutes, repeat.

I made it through the first 3 minute run. I may have made it through the first 3 minutes of the 5 minute run and then I walked. I did run the next 3 minutes, but only made it maybe 2 minutes of the next 5 minute run.

I’ll see what happens next time I go, which probably won’t be until Thursday because I’m meeting friends for dinner tomorrow night.

I’m trying to pump myself up by reminding myself I had an incredibly busy weekend with lots of physical activity. I got in over 30,000 steps between Friday and Sunday!

Oh well. If things don’t go better next time I suppose I’ll just re-do Week 4. I’d love to be able to complete it in 8 weeks like it’s set up but if it takes 9 or 10 weeks so be it. It’s not about how quickly I’m able to run a 5k; it’s about being able to run a 5k, period, right?


3 thoughts on “Failing February

  1. When I started running (Willy nilly, zero research) two things made a big difference: an empty stomach and when I switched from bulky clothes like sweats and T-shirts to Lycra pants and shirts. When I realized I was going to make it a lifetime change I decided to invest in proper clothing. Huge difference. Wow. Easier to move, no adjusting garments as I ran and the wind wouldn’t get inside clothes pushing back. There’s never been a time in 15 years where I can run with food in my stomach😆 on the rare case I need something in the hours before I have a handful of almonds. It’s all about finding the little things that help fine tune to make running easier and more enjoyable.

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