Monday, October 15, 2007

Week one of my Couch-to-5K is done. It ended really well - by the third day of jogging I was feeling like I could actually do a 5K.

But then something happened. I started week 2.

This week the challenge is to warm up for five minutes, then alternate 90 seconds of jogging with 2 minutes of walking for the next 20 minutes.

My naive little mind was completely tricked. I mean who wouldn't look at that challenge and say "That's not too bad. 2 minutes of walking is easy."

I hadn't really taken into consideration that I would be jogging for 30 seconds longer than last week, and that it would be after my body has rested an additional 30 seconds. I hadn't factored in the early morning (5:30 am if you were wondering). And because I was so fooled by the buoyancy of last week, I thought I was now a runner.

No.....I'm not.

I'm a 200+ lb woman who has decided to get into shape. I'm not already fit, I can't wear a jogging bra without it creating another set of boobs on my back, I can't run for 90 seconds without thinking "OMG I have another 30 seconds to go???? I'm gonna die..."

But I made it to the end. I'm not gonna lie and say I feel great. I am tired, my legs hurt and I've got a headache. My jogging bra is digging into me and I'm pretty sure my socks are cutting off the circulation to my toes.

Still, I'm going to do it again on Wednesday. I am not going to get on the scale, because I know that if I show no weight loss, I'll just quit. I'm just going to take comfort in the fact that I will - at some point in my life - feel less tired and heavy. And maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to get myself some lululemon pants and a sport bra that fits.

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