Under normal circumstances yesterday would've been the day that I'd quit. Why? I was very tired from the day so I had no motivation to get out there. Under normal circumstances Jason would've gotten home, we would all plop in our seats for dinner and then we'd be hustling the kids upstairs for baths or downstairs doing dinner dishes.
But Jason called me from the road and told me he was coming home and to get suited up. So even though I was really tired, I did.
When I got out there I decided to do the week 1 intervals, but after the five minute warm up I changed my mind and decided to just try the extra thirty seconds. After my first 90 second interval I didn't feel so bad. After my two minute walk period I figured I'd go for another 90 second interval. It surprised me, but I actually started to feel less tired and I felt some of the stress of the day coming off of me. I ended up doing my normal week two workout.
I had a horrendous day at home today with lots and lots of crying in this house. Natalie was crying so much today I almost called the doctor. Adam had to sit in time out probably eight times for either whacking his sister or tantrums. He even started to throw a tantrum in the check out line at the store and I made him sit on the floor near a gumball machine. Frannie wasn't so bad or anything but my goodness how can one child have so many juice and drink requests? And cup specifications? It's like a waitress taking orders for this that and the other all day long. By 3:00 I was doing a countdown to when Jason would be home from work.
So even though this isn't my day to go running, I got Jason on the line and asked if I could go today anyways. Just because I needed to get out of the house. This time I wanted to run and it felt really good. And it did the trick to work some of that stress off of me.
Now week two is done and it's time to start week three. Here are the intervals:
Brisk five-minute warmup walk, then do two repetitions of the following:
Jog 90 seconds
Walk 90 seconds
Jog 3 minutes
Walk 3 minutes
If this Couch to 5K program has taught me anything it is that I really am out of shape. As embarrassing as this is to admit, I have some sore muscles. True, the first half of my jog is uphill so maybe that's part of it.
Jason introduced me to a neat program called Map My Run where you can figure out the distance of your exercise path. My original path was 1.88 miles but we figured out a small detour to add a bit of distance to make it 2 miles even. And when I'm ready to add distance I can go back to this program and find a new route. It's really neat :)