Holy shit it's May.
Where does the year go? I have always felt like the first few months fly by. It's Christmas then BAM- May. I don't get it. Is it just me?
Amyhoo- this means that there are roughly 3 months between me and my half marathon, which scares the pants off me. But the good news is it also scares the running shoes ON to me, so I think I will be fine. As far as training goes, not much happened this week. As you may know I had my wisdom teeth removed and so running was ill-advised. I did some yoga on Sunday and went on a few walks to make up for it ish.
And for fun, here is a picture of me running!
But my sister Pokey has been back at it! Check out her update!
So I took a 2 week hiatus from running. I moved house at the end of April and there was just no energy left for my runs.
And I can't quite believe I actually started again. So many exercise routines have gone the wayside after what was meant to be a short break. I think because I'm not doing this to lose weight, the pressure I would otherwise put my self under is gone. My success and progress is not measured in terms of inches and pounds, but minutes and miles.
I am now on week 6 on couch to 5k. My first run after my 2 week break was the dreaded 20 minute at the end of week 5. I had considered starting week 5 over and build myself back up to the 20 minute run. But I decided to just go for it. And I did it.
I'm learning how much of what holds me back is in my own head. Today's run absolutely sucked. I couldn't get my breathing right, I was landing on my arches and was just miserable. But i promised my self I wouldn't walk and I wouldn't repeat a run. I just need to do it. And incredibly, my body is doing just that.