I’ll give you a quick summary of how Week Four works. You warm up by walking “briskly” for five minutes. Then, you do a 4 minute jog followed by a 1 minute walk – do that 5 times then cool down with another 5 minute walk.
Runner’s high has left the building, and still hasn’t returned.
Day 1: Not a good time. That extra minute of running is no joke. It was hot, I was sweaty, and people were staring at me because I was panting like a dog. It wasn’t pretty folks.
Day 2: Not so bad! Although, it was hotter than the equator and I was miserable for the entire time. Also, around interval 3 I really started to break down. I could feel myself forcing every.single.step. It was all I could do to put one foot in front of the other. However, I once read something in Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes, along the lines of “can I take this step? Yes. Can I take this step? Yes!” So I continued that mantra in order to keep going. Now I know what it was like back in ‘Nam.
Day 3: So, day 3 was pushed back about 5 days. Oops. Thanks Mother Nature and your inability to not rain or be freezing cold. At the same time. I was for sure I was going to have to start the week over – but alas! I pushed myself and holy shit it sucked, but I finished. Hurray.
I took a peek at Week 5 – that does not look like a good time.
This week’s playlist:
Fuck You – Cee Lo Green
Take it Off – Ke$ha
Bulletproof – La Roux
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
La La – Ashlee Simpson
What Means the World to You – Cam’ron
Cowboy Casanova – Carrie Underwood
King Kong – Curren$y
Forever – Dropkick Murphys
Amen – Edens Edge
I just realized two artists from my playlist have $ in their name. I’m pretty sure that makes me awesome.
I’ll give you a quick summary of how Week Three works. You warm up by walking “briskly” for five minutes. Then, you do a 3 minute jog followed by a 2 minute walk – do that 5 times then cool down with another 5 minute walk.
Runner’s high has left the building.
Day 1: OMG MY LEGS. Seriously. I thought my legs below the knees were LITERALLY going to fall off. My calves instantly hurt once I started running. I cursed the hills in my neighborhood; I grunted at people as I passed them, I was d.r.a.g.g.i.n.g.
Day 2: Well, this week can bite my ass. I brought the dogs today because they were chomping at the bit about coming with me. So instead of taking my normal route, I hoofed it up one hill and then ran on the soccer fields. Which was a nice chance of pace. Literally. I slowed waaaaaaaaay down today. Between my dogs and their 3-legged friend Oliver the Great Dane, and my cankles – we didn’t do a great job. But! We finished. And that’s more than I can say for you people sitting on your couch reading this!
Day 3: Not too shabby! I was surprised that today didn’t kill me… I was for sure I’d have to call the husband to come pick me up from the soccer fields. I went early in the morning since the temperature was supposed to get in the high 70s, so that was a wise decision on my part. They whole time though, I was thinking of how awful Week 4 will be. UGH!
This week’s playlist:
Bullets In The Gun – Toby Keith
All Your Life – The Band Perry
Dog Days Are Over – Florence & The Machine
Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) – Enrique Iglesias feat. Ludacris & DJ Frank E
Need – Hana Pestle
Teenage Dream -Katy Perry
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
Relator – Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson
The Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack
Remember that beautiful coconut cake from Week 12 of my Project 52?
Well, my mom felt guilty that she didn’t get anyone an Easter basket – so she turned my cake into a bunny cake.
And yes, those are spaghetti whiskers.
There is nothing better than sunshine, family and delicious, delicious food. And of course booze.