This morning I took on Week 1 Day 2 of the C25K treadmill workout I’m following. The treadmill workout seems to be a pretty close mirror to the road running version I did before, but I’m finding it a little (or right now, a lot) easier this time for two reasons. One, I’m in better shape… but two, (this is the big one) I’m running slower. On the treadmill it’s much easier for me to keep my pace consistent and under control. I know it will probably make the transition to outdoor running tougher, but I’d rather this beginning part be easier and worry about the tough stuff once I can run for a much longer period of time.
So today’s run plan was exactly like Tuesday’s, although I did bump the speed up a hair. I did 3.6mph for the walk, 5.1 for the run, and 3.3 for the cool down walk, so I ended up with 1.97mi instead of 1.92. I won’t make it any faster than that though, despite my urge to do so, because I really want to get through the whole program this time without killing myself in week 5. Oh, week 5. I’m already having nightmares about you.
I’m still having that weird foot/heel pain. Well, the pain isn’t weird at all. It’s actually fairly normal for me since breaking my foot, but it hasn’t been this consistent or long lasting in a while. Running actually seems to make it feel better but I’m still a little worried about it. Are my shoes wrong? Should I see an orthopedist? Do I need inserts? Help?
In other news, I’m feeling pretty and like I can see real progress today, so you get gratuitous pictures of ME. The pride mostly stems from something super interesting. Yesterday my coworker turned to me and asked how much weight I’d lost since I started here in February. She said she could really see a difference and was curious. Since I’ve been weighing myself less consistently and MUCH less often, I wasn’t sure either. Instead of telling you how much I’ve lost (no cheating!) let’s play a game. The person with the closest guess will get mailed one of my all-time favorite protein bars, the Yogurt Peanut ones from Premier Nutrition.