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Ahaha well! Yesterday I went with a friend of mine, Greta, to a free Yoga-Pilates class. It was a lot of fun! The instructor was an Italian whose instructions mostly consisted of screaming "FORWARD!" and "LEFT, No! LEFT!" and laughing when someone fell down or did something very wrong. I loved it, even though she laughed at me most of the time (*has no body coordination*). It was great fun - we did stretching, balancing, push-ups and sit-ups, crunches, and of course yoga was thrown in. It lasted an hour, but felt like a lot less. I hope I get the chance to go back again!

Note to self: I keep reading about preparing yourself physically and mentally for marathon (or otherwise) running. I want to know, how do people prepare themselves mentally for a run? I don't ever recall doing so.

Tonight is my next run for the C25k. I'd do it now (I'm raring to go!) but the market is still in full swing on the safest road to run on around here, so I can't get out till it's over. I tried running through the market before, and hit someone with my foot, got walloped by a bunch of hanging clothes, and someone knocked their rather heavy purse into my stomach. If it weren't happening to me, it'd be quite comical, and probably require some goofy background music. It's something I'm not eager to experience again, that's for sure!

I still have to get in one more run for this week - I missed Sunday because I was away. I run every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. To get my last run in this week, I'll have to do it later tomorrow night, and rest all Saturday and Sunday-day. I hope this isn't a mistake!

o.o

May. 26th, 2010 03:21 pm
cosmic_ocean: (crows)
Holy cow, I haven't updated my activity long in foreverrrrr...

Well, the Couch to 5k is going swimmingly, as it should. I only missed one day so far, because I was in Berlin and didn't have time to go running on that vacation. Luckily I kept my fitness up with two bicycle tours and one hell of a lot of walking, and I'm going to rearrange my running schedule to fit in week 4.3 on Friday. I'm sure it'll be fine.

When I get back to Canada and when I can do a 5k with relative ease, I want to run a 5k or more run! Eventually, anyway. Right now I am trying to push past the void I feel when my body and mind are screaming, 'for the love of god STOP! You can't do this, you're just not good enough!' It seems to be working, so far. Hopefully.

Here's an interesting question: What am I supposed to do when I run 5k with energy to spare? Is there a similar program to the C25k that pushes you into 10k? It'd be nice, to have that help.

So yeah! I'm on week 4 of the Couch to 5k! Is that halfway through? I'm not sure. :p I'm excited to become a 5k runner. :3
cosmic_ocean: (pikahee)

Week 1.2 (66% complete)


Today was the second day of week 1 of the Couch to 5k program. Today went a little more smoothly than Sunday did, in that the shin splint in my left leg seemed a little less...throbby than normal. Maybe it's finally (FINALLY) going away, and won't come back. Yay?

Having said that, my legs did feel a bearable strain, but that's a good thing, right? It means you're working the muscles in your legs, right? Which is exactly what I need to do right now. 'Specially round the thigh area, ahaha. If someone were marooned on a desert island with me and I died first, they'd have three square meals for a month at least. :x

And I decided it might be a good (and slightly humiliating) idea to take pictures of my progress. It'll keep me motivated to go on, and maybe I'll share them at the end of the 12 week program. :D However...

A bonus: hair! lol


That' my hair - it goes with me everywhere. It's usually in a braid when I exercise, but it has a nasty habit of thwacking me in the face with itself when I go for a jog. So I'm looking for a secure, comfortable bun to put it in instead. :B

Also, I found a place for my PokeWalker (pedometer, for everyone else) until I get pockets, yay! I have a metal non-extending lanyard that has a clip on either end - I attach one end to the 'walker and the other to my sports brastrap and tuck it in to my bra. It's not the greatest solution, as that's where I keep my keys and my iPod for now too, so it's a little crowded in there, but it works for now. Although the moisture may break it, so I gotta get a pocket (and an iPod case, as well) soon!

So all in all I'm feeling pretty swell about the Couch to 5k thing so far.

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