C25K is DONE!!!

30 minutes yesterday, and I covered about 2.5 miles. I could say that makes a 12-minute mile, but honestly my pace is very uneven, and I made up 99% of my speed during the last 4 minutes or so. I can’t wait til I’ve built up the endurance to run like that, full force, for longer than a few minutes. It feels so amazing.Ā  Either way, I’m thrilled with having accomplished something that felt impossible just a few months ago. šŸ™‚ Woke up this morning a little sore, but definitely ready to go run again today. I know that for today, I’ll be doing another 30 minutes, mostly because I did yesterday on the flat trail that’s not my favorite, and I want to do it on my favorite trail through the woods just so I can say I did. But after that, I’m going to have to make a decision. Bridge to 10K or OHR.

Positives for B210K-intervals mean a little rest time here and there. There’s an app that tells me when to start and when to stop.

Positives for OHR-stays right with what I’m doing now, time wise. Only 1 long run per week. Slow progression to add time without being overwhelming.

Negatives for B210K-back to intervals means shorter times, probably starting off with 2 15’s. That feels like a step back, even though I know it really isn’t.

Negatives for OHR-no app, so I have to be strong enough to make myself finish without waiting for some little voice to tell me when it’s time. I can set an alarm on the iPod for this, it’s just a little more fuss.

And still, I’m undecided. This decision should not be this hard. I think I’ll take a week or so of 30’s, get comfortable with them, and decide from there.

Last night was my oldest daughter’s senior prom. I knew she was on the court, but didn’t know that the announcement of queen wouldn’t be made until after the grand march last night. Yes, my baby was crowned queen. šŸ™‚ So proud. It’s bittersweet because I feel like I’ve been pretty well pushed out of her life at this point, but I’m glad that she’s happy and pray that she continues to be.

In other news, today is going to be fabulous. Drinking one of my favorite smoothies for breakfast and hanging with the monkey till it’s time to call Grandma & wake her up. Then heading over there for laundry and toenail clipping (ok, no. This part is not fabulous. But someday, I’m gonna need someone to cut my toenails, so I’m hoping this builds up my karma or something.) Assuming there’s enough time, I’m heading out for my run on the pretty trail (really pumped for this one, as opposed to yesterday when it was raining and cold and I was rushed and didn’t really want to run on the flat boring trail that required me to do 3 laps to finish 30 minutes but didn’t have time for anything else). Then back to Grandma’s to pick up the monkey & head home. A little house straightening (which I should be doing now), and then the monkey is heading to her babysitter’s house for a sleepover & I’m getting ready for a girl’s night! Now, I have to work tomorrow, so it’ll be a fairly early night, but we’re going to see Mandisa and Laura Story, and I am sooooo excited about that. šŸ™‚

Hope you all have a fabulous Sunday!!!

3 responses

  1. I just finished it 45 minutes ago! High Five šŸ™‚

    I think I’m going to do the bridge to 10K program and one day a week do a timed run that is 2 more minutes than previous long run. So first one would be 32 minutes.

    I’ll also continue my 2 days run, 1 day off routine.

    BIG CONGRATS TO YOU FOR FINISHING!!! Isn’t it greatest feeling? And yes, I bawled my eyes out when she said, “Cool down” šŸ˜€

    • Absolutely FABULOUS! I was surprised, my crying was worse when I actually survived 20 minutes, lol.

      I’m leaning hard toward OHR right this second, your plan sounds great except for 2 days off every time. šŸ˜‰ I hate 2 days off in a row, and only do it when I have to work 2 days in a row or when kid schedules just don’t fit a run.
      CONGRATS FOR FINISHING!!! šŸ™‚

  2. i did c25k and then most of b210k and it was pretty reasonable base. Yes the first week feels a little bit low compared to end of c25k but it ramps up quick enough.

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