Let me just just be honest with ya'll and tell you that that was the hardest thing I've ever done, physically! There were a few times when I thought my legs were going to buckle under me and I had a hard time breathing a few times! I seriously did not think I was going to make it. I just kept repeating to myself "don't stop, you can do it, don't stop, you can do it" Thank goodness for Kanye's "that don't kill me will only make me stronger" Ha! Fortunately, I did not have any "pee pee" issues, or ear bud issues. The ear bud problem was really grating on my nerves, but I finally found some that wrap around my ear, and they stay snug in my ear now. When all was said and done, I stretched REALLY well, because my legs were so fatigued. And believe it or not, NO soreness today at all! So glad.
Starting Monday I begin Week 6: 8 minute interval runs again. No "long" runs again until Week 7. From Week 7 on, it's pretty much nothing less than 25 minute runs, no stops. So I'm going to enjoy week 6 while it lasts.
I can't wait to complete the Couch to 5 K program! I'd really like to do the Isle of Palms Connector Run in October. That gives me time to practice taking my runs outside, because so far I've only done this on the treadmill in the AC. Running outside is a good bit more difficult, to me anyway.
But before I forget, thank you so much for the kind words of support! I'm still a little down right now, but focusing on my running is really helping I think.
Anyhooters, check out this delicious snack! I totally ripped the idea from someone, I THINK it was from Jenna at Eat, Live, Run. Banana, peanut butter - and I through in some blueberries just cuz!
Have a great weekend all!
PS Stay tuned, I have a picture of me and Bob the dog. Remember him? Well I got to visit him today and he looked SO great and happy.
PPS Please keep my blog friend Kacy and her family in your prayers as they pick up the pieces after her family home burned to the ground. :(