C25k week 1 day 3 : Technical difficulties

Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s technically week two but I’m still on week 1. That’s what happens when you start on Wednesday. Hate on.

I am thrilled to report that I had almost 0 pain after Saturday’s run! I wasn’t stiff, no sore ligaments in my knees, and even the owies on my Achilles’ tendon eased up. So, yep, form is key.

I did the run/walk today, but somehow the app locked itself and I didn’t manage to actually start it until I had walked over half a mile. Then once I did start it I somehow started week 5, and my first run segment ended up being at least twice as long as necessary. So then I restarted again and figured out how to fast forward on the right day to get the sets mostly back on track. I was under a time constraint because I had gotten to the track at 4 but the band family picnic was at 5, so really it was a mess. I feel comfortable with what I did — it just wasn’t exactly what the app suggested.

Today the track was filled with high school aged kids — probably 60 of them — all practicing for some kind of sport. I have to admit it was kind of intimidating. Plus two random dudes tried to talk to me. And did I mention it was HOT? I think I will avoid the park at 4pm from now on.

And sorry no picture — I was too busy racing home to change for the picnic. Hopefully next time.

Anyway, 2 1/4 miles again in I-have-no-idea-how-much time. I ran pretty hard the last two sixties, and so I was puffing by time it was over. My face was still red an hour and a half later at the picnic and a friend mentioned it. I was too embarrassed to tell him what I was doing (he’s military), so I just said I get red when I’m hot, which is of course true.

So I felt a little bit stupid today, but overall good because I ran successfully again. By the end of this week I will know if I can hold up with this injury-wise, but I’m pretty confident I can complete the program!

Posted by Jenny Smith

I'm Jenny Smith. I blog about life on the 300+ acres of rolling farmland in Northern Virginia where I live. I like tomatoes, all things Star Trek, watercolor, and reading. I spend most days in the garden fighting deer and groundhogs while trying to find my life's meaning. I'm trying to be like Jesus -- emphasis on the trying.