Minus a mental blip that marred today’s run, I officially finished week 5 of Couch to 5K. On the docket today? Running for twenty minutes.
Full disclosure: at the 15 minute mark (10 minutes into the run) I had a panic moment that was at least 90% mental and slammed the STOP button. It took me about 30 seconds to get myself back in order and get the treadmill back up to speed, and then I finished the final 10 minutes of running and 5 minute cool down.
While it wasn’t perfect, I’m considering it a victory. I did run for 20 minutes, and I know that next week’s schedule will allow me to back off the running a tiny bit during the week before trying a similar run interval next weekend.
And so… I FINISHED WEEK 5! I did it. I may have gotten a little weepy as I stopped the treadmill… just maybe. I finished with a 45 minute strength training routine, since weekend days at the gym mean I have a lot more time to spend there. I’m definitely going to be sore, but I feel great.
Evi and I had an INCREDIBLE time on our mommy-daughter day. We went to Whole Foods and bought healthy snacks; we went dress shopping; we spent an hour at the play place; we walked and walked and walked. We ate lunch together (she chose truffle mac & cheese), shared strawberry cheesecake fudge, and laughed our faces off. I walked fast while she napped, then we drove to the library, where she picked out a crazy selection of books and impressed the librarians.
In the end, we went home with a book about the circulatory system, one about the five senses, one about the life cycle of a pumpkin, one about how vision and mirrors work, and the Madeline halloween movie. It was super fun.
We had NO fighting, no arguing, no stress. It was the best day ever!