I started week 7 of C25K this morning.
Okay, hold on a second… I know this is a post about how badly my run went this morning, but can we just focus on a positive for a second? I’ve never finished week FOUR before now, and today I started week SEVEN! That’s a big deal.
Anyway… I set out to run the prescribed 25 minutes, just like I did on Sunday. Oh hey, did I not mention that here?
Finishing that run was absolutely incredible. No stopping. No issues. No pain. No terrible, labored breathing. In fact… it was MUCH easier than I was expecting it to be. It wasn’t easy but it didn’t kill me. It started out pretty easy, hit tough spots around 7min and 12min, and then was totally manageable through the end. I just kept telling myself I could keep moving my feet, and that I would feel awesome coming back and telling everyone I did it, especially the people who’d read my earlier Tweet about genuinely not thinking I could do it. So hey, you guys got me through the longest I’ve ever run in my entire life, and I felt like a total superhero afterward. In fact, I felt like this:
I still ran for 25 minutes, even if I paused a bit in between. I did it. I’ll do it again on Thursday, maybe even without stopping. So you know what, bad run? Don’t care!
Ermahgerd y’all, am I a runner?