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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