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Couch to 5k – Week 5 v2

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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

 

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Couch to 5k – Week 5

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I’ll give you a quick summary of how Week Five works.  You warm up by walking “briskly” for five minutes.  Then, you do a 8 minute jog followed by a 2 minute walk  – do that 3 times then cool down with another 5 minute walk.

It is unacceptable to think a person can go from running for 4 minutes to 8.  Completely unacceptable.

Day 1:  Not a good time.  It definitely sucked, but somehow I managed to pretty much power through.  I thought for sure I was going to bail out after 6 minutes, but surprisingly, I lasted 8 minutes.  Tell you what though; those 2 minutes of walking were NOT long enough.  I had to stop around 7 minutes on the second run, but then finished the third run.  I was pretty surprised!

Day 2:  Poor.  PISS POOR.  First run, 6 minutes, second run, 5 minutes, third run, 3.5 minutes.  NO JOKE.  I felt like I was Katniss in some Hunger Games shit, except I didn’t give a damn about saving Peeta.  It’s safe to say I’ll be doing week five again next week.  Womp.  Womp.

Day 3: So, I don’t know what’s going on, but my ankles, needs, toes, and shins are all going to be the end of me.  It’s impossible to keep up any sort of pace when I have to randomly switch my stride every three minutes.  Anyways.  So here I sit, after actually completing this running day, with swollen ankles.  Yippee.  But – at least I finished!  It was a nice temperature out, maybe if it was 5 degrees cooler it would have been perfect.  The sun wasn’t out – it felt like it was going to rain, it was wonderful running weather, in my opinion.

Stay tuned for next week.  Week 5 v2.  Boooooooo.

This week’s playlist:

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