One woman…

…on a mission to get healthy!

I’m going to do it August 16, 2011

Filed under: Exercise, Goals — dawnyalh @ 6:55 am

I’m going to participate in a 5k. It’s been over 3 years since my last one and it’s time. I set a goal at the beginning of this year to start doing them again and even started the c25k program but quit early on. I won’t list all the excuses I gave myself for quitting back then. I’m sure they sounded valid enough. Now not so much. This morning I did week 1, day 1 of c25k. On the day of the RACE, I’ll be in my 5th week of c25k. The last time I did a 5k for the first time I stopped doing the program and just started jogging straight away. Not sure if I’ll do that again or ago ahead and complete the program. I’m doing this with a few of my coworkers so we’ll see how it goes.

As for the c25k this morning? I downloaded a program that beeped in my phone for when I needed to jog/walk. It worked great as long as I held my phone. I also had this program called jog tracker I used. that one was quite funny since it said I only went .02 miles. It didn’t register the number of times I went around my yard, just the one time. The c25k  counter went off when I put it in my pocket so I missed my cues. I just used the other program and jogged for 1 minute intervals and walked for 1 minute intervals until I felt myself getting a blister on my right foot. I stopped after 18 minutes. I didn’t feel like a failure. I didn’t want to harm my foot and risk not getting to do this again on Thursday.