Okay I know I have not kept you in the loop about my running but being a teacher and a mom at the end of the school year is Brutal.
So this week I will do another condensed version of all three days for ya.
Day 1 - The usual 5 minute warm up, the repetitions of 5 minute jogs, 3 minute walks to complete 20 minutes, then the 5 minute cool down.
Not bad. Easy Peasy. Pretty good.
Day 2 - 5 Minute warm up then repetitions of 8 minute jogs, 5 minute walk and then the 5 minute cool down. This one I had to do twice because in one of the runs I went up hill and it killed me. The second time I did it I was on the Treadmill and it was okay. I almost had thoughts that this would be the end for me. I felt so discouraged before the second go around but everything I have read is that if the run is hard do it again until you feel comfortable. So I did just that, did it over. There is no specific reason that you have to do it one way, this is a guideline. I like it either way and it's making me feel good.
Day 3 - A 20 minute run! Holy Cow. I stressed for days about this one too. Even told my APE teacher at school that I was nervous and unsure I would be able to complete. Guess what?? I did it no problem! I was shocked! So proud of myself and I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE ABLE TO RUN 20 MINUTES. EVER.
Life shocks you sometimes BUT in these 5 weeks I have not really lost weight. I have maintained. We'll see as the weeks go by. I think I will register for my first 5K this week.