Monthly Archives: May 2012

Couch to 5k – Week 6


Week 6 has you doing a 5 minute warm up, 12 minute jog, 3 minute walk, 12 minute jog and 5 minute cool down.  Easy peasy.

Seriously, it was pretty easy, which means I could have probably pushed myself a little harder, but the point of this program is to COMPLETE a 5k.  Not get close to the end and give up.  So, I didn’t push myself.  I wanted to be able to complete this week, and I did.  And I’m pretty proud of myself.

Day 1:  Well, it rained pretty much for 3 days straight before I ran, which means the soccer fields I usually run on were water logged.  As were my shoes afterwards.  And still to this day L   They’ve been sitting outside with newspaper in them for over a week now and have still not dried completely.  Because my shoes were so wet, while I was running, I developed two blisters.  I feared this would put me out a couple days, but they actually weren’t as bad as they felt during the last running interval.

Day 2:  Winning.  I felt great after my run.  My runners high even came back!  It was a pretty nice day, a little warmer than I’d like to run in, but there was a breeze and a storm was brewing, so the temperature dropped a little bit towards the end.

Day 3:  This run I did while in NY on Seneca Lake.  I got up around 8am and got ‘er done.  There was a breeze coming off the water and it was perfect.  I even interacted with other runners!  A strange occurrence!  It was quite a lovely run and I was glad I forced myself out of bed in order to do it.  Because once I got back to MD, it was about 91 degrees and there is no way in hell I’d run when it’s that hot.

Bonus shot of the lake!

This week’s playlist:

Just Like a Prayer – Madonna

Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

Skin – Breaking Benjamins

Face Down – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

3 – Britney Spears

Chemicals Between Us – Bush

Cosmic Love – Florence and The Machine

You Can Do It – Ice Cube

All of the Lights – Kanye West ft. Drake and Rihanna

California Gurls – Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg


Couch to 5k – Week 5 v2


Ok, so, this is my second attempt at Week 5. You can find the first attempt here.

Day 1: I really didn’t think I was going to do well today. I felt dehydrated, and frumpy, and gassy… but, I sucked up and ran. And guess what? I did it! It actually didn’t suck all that much (compared to last week’s attempt). I think the slight rain shower that showed up halfway through helped. When I got home and settled down, I realized I wasn’t all gassy and indigestion-y. Win win!

Day 2: Not so bad. Isn’t it funny when you get a in a mood to do something, and you just do it? And then it’s done? And it feels so good? Sometimes it doesn’t always happen like that. Usually I sit around for an hour and get up the energy to go running, and then I realize that if I had gone when I first said I was going to go I could have been back already. That was this day. It wasn’t too hot, but still hot enough to make me miserable. I successfully completed the run though, even though I almost got hit with a baseball. Almost.

Day 3: Done and done! I took my own advice and just ran instead of sitting around thinking about running. It was hot, it was humid, it was really buggy, and the trashcan I kept running by smelled like ass, but now week 5 v2 is OVER. Thank the sweet baby Jesus!

This week’s playlist… same as last week’s playlist because I freaking love these songs.

Countdown – Beyonce

Somethin’ ‘bout a Truck – Kip Moore

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat. Kimbra

Beers Ago – Toby Keith

We Found Love – Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Money, Cash, Hoes – Jay-Z

Take a Back Road – Rodney Atkins

Still a G-Thang – Snoop Dogg

Hey, Soul Sister – Train

Chicken Fried – Zac Brown Band