Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hi there, couch 2 5k


So, I mentioned yesterday that I was quitting caffeine. Well let me just tell you, it hasn't been a basket full of puppies.

I'm already struggling, massively, and I need to get this in check. I have zero motivation to work-out, I'm hungry ALL THE TIME, and I want to eat non-stop junk food. Yep, problematic.


This is my 'oh look, I'm back in the game' selfie.


While I was trying to play catch-up on blogs yesterday, I saw that Juliette and her roommate, Jacey, had started doing Couch 2 5k. You see, about a month ago, I had started Couch 2 5k. I completed the first 2 weeks of the program, and then stopped because I lost everything. Meaning, I was imatient, updated my iPhone to iOS 7 a couple weeks before the launch date, and I lost all of my contacts, apps, music, pictures, etc. When I restored my phone, my app wasn't showing that I had the paid version - just that I had the free trial version. It costs $0.99... I know that's cheap, but I ALREADY paid, and I refused to pay again simply on the principle of the matter. So I quit.

But, because Juliette started the Couch 2 5k, I decided to restart it... because that's how the cool kids roll. Well, I decided to restart the 'trial' version and then give myself the trial 3-day period to decide if I want to pay for it again. All was fine and dandy until half way through "Week 1, Day 1", I realize that C25K did, in fact, remember me and it picked up where I left off "Week 3, Day 2". Seriuosly app? You remember where I left off, but you don't remember that I paid for the darn thing? Lame. I digress...

It wasn't until I was breathing way too hard, and starting to sweat profusely (despite that frigidly cold weather), that I decided to look at the app and see how much longer I had left. Then I realized I wasn't on Week 1 - Day 1, and it was kind of like: Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore. I wasn't mentally prepared to do start from where I left off, but I pushed through like a trooper and finished strong. And then, I had so much energy (weird, I know) I decided to sprint intervals (MY OWN TIMED INTERVALS) for the next 30 minutes to keep my heart rate up. And then I came home and died. Yep.



12 comments:

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

YOU GOT THIS!!! keep going; the road does not get easier - YOU GET BETTER!!!

then post about your journey and i can give you lots of virtual highfives! or chest bumps if you prefer :D

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Rachael @ Pretty in Pink said...

You are amazing. Simple as that <3

Jay T said...

This makes me feel bad because I haven't done C25K in a week. I'm blaming it on Jacey because she sprained her ankle really badly and I don't want to go alone...but really, I have no excuse. I'm glad you're back to it though!! You look amazing too, ps :)

jackie jade said...

ahh great work getting back into it where you left off. i am SO not a runner, but this app sounds like a great way to ease into it.
-- jackie @ jade and oak

The Pink Growl said...

GET IT!

Morgan Rae said...

I did the first two weeks too.. And then quit for a month. Time to get back to it? I think so.

Hannah T. said...

i would have a heard time quitting caffeine! you are doing a good job.
x Hannah
http://theadventurouslifestylelab.blogspot.be/

Something Infinitely Interesting said...

You can do it girly!

Lisette said...

Haha. The way you wrote this perfectly describes how you "died".

This is awesome. This might be the little push I needed. Is it an every day thing?

Tracie Everyday said...

haha I did the same thing with C25k... And gave into my cravings for french fries and ended up with a food baby again. Not a good look.

Kim @ Slice of Life said...

Awesome! I think the best part about wearing a HR monitor when I run is that it forces me to stop slacking when i know I could push myself..: trying to get back into running as well and I always end with sprints since I can't run my whole route yet

Kristin O said...

OMG!! How did I not know that Couch to 5k had an app?? Now I don't have any excuses!! OMG!! Good Luck!!