Couch to 5K Week 7

It took forever but I finally completed week 7 of the couch to 5k program. 2 more weeks to go. On this New Year's Eve, I'm disappointed that I didn't meet my goal of finishing the program by year end and I'm disappointed that I didn't run a complete 5K in 2010 (by that I mean running it from start to finish without walking). I ran out of time. I blame it on a late start to training this go around. I blame it on the weather – I don’t run in rain, snow, wind or extreme temps. I blame it on the mojo I lost when I no longer had a race to train for. I blame it on me. The training has gotten harder. The intervals are gone, replaced by a brief warm-up walk and then all run. Sometimes I can do it. Sometimes I have to walk. Sometimes its a mental challenge. Sometimes its a physical challenge. Sometimes its both. But in my disappointments and challenges, there are also accomplishments that I didn't imagine this time last year. I set out to run one race and I participated in four. And my … [Read more...]