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  

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  1. December 5, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Nothing wrong with repeating weeks on C25K. Aren’t the message boards on cool running great?! Stay out of the Club House, though–it was addictive to me last summer. I got sucked into a bunch of mindless nonsense. Of course, now you’ll have to go check it out. Trust me, not worth your time. =)

    I totally need to add pushups and crunches. If you do those ever time you run, you will be doing yourself a world of good! Great idea. Good for you.

  2. December 5, 2007 at 6:29 pm

    I got that way on the Weight Watchers message boards last year – totally addicted, but man, some of those women are mean!!! I stayed in lurker mode most of the time, so I didn’t get caught up in the drama. I learned my lesson and try to stay away from message boards most of the time, but I found CoolRunning to be pretty informative. Thanks for the feedback – I appreciate it! 🙂

  3. December 11, 2007 at 6:25 am

    I am also very much so all or nothing. So my new motto is progress not perfection. 😉 It’s hard for me, as a perfectionist, but I’m getting there!

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