I am going to do Week 2 of C25K over because
1) I didn’t get 3 days in last week and the two days I did do were very far apart and
2) I just found out I’ve been doing it wrong (sort of).
I was doing the 5 minute warm up and then my 90run/2min walk for a TOTAL of 20 minutes. After checking the Cool Running message boards, I realize I should be doing the 5 minute warm up, and then start my 20 minutes of run/walk. So I have been cheating myself of some running and I thought I would do week 2 again so I can really condition myself for doing this right. I don’t want to get into Week 3 and be in pain! Part of my “letting go” of my all or nothing thinking is that it’s okay to take it slow, it’s okay if I don’t do every week in succession if I’m not ready.
I realized something else in regard to my all or nothingness: for the longest time I did not do any kind of strength training because I thought I had to have a workout room complete with weight bench or bowflex or whatever huge monstrosity of weight equipment Chuck Norris told me I needed, and I thought I HAD to have an hour long routine in place before I could start working my muscles. A light bulb went off in my head one day after I read someone’s blog (I’m sorry, I can’t remember whose blog it was!) and I realized that a few push ups and a couple of crunches COULD be considered strength training as well. Hallelujah! So now in addition to my run/walk, I have added some push ups and crunches. I’m sure I’ll add more later, but for now that is about all I can manage. I’m too embarrassed to tell you how many push ups I do (or don’t do), so when I get to what I feel is a respectable number for bragging, I’ll let you know! As far as the crunches, is it still considered a six pack if you can’t see it? Not that it’s there yet, but you know just in case… J