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.