Oh yeah, the 20 minute jog

COUCH25K-Week 5-DAY 3




This was the day of the 20 minute jog (without stopping) that had butterflies in my stomach all day leading up to it! πŸ™‚ I knew that if I couldn’t do it I would just reattempt it until I could. It’s not like the Couch25k Police were going to come and get me! But I REALLY wanted to be able to do it! AND I DID!!! I’m super pumped now and feel as if I am on top of the world! πŸ™‚

Now I can’t wait to start week 6!

And after that 20 minute jog, I still went to a 2 hour zumba master class!!! It was a great Friday!

I am the 1st one on the back row. The one who’s head looks like Β a football helmet because of the sweat! πŸ™‚


Zumba Rocks!!

Who rocks the house? I say zumba rocks the house. And when zumba rocks the house-I fall all the way down. and can’t get back up. πŸ™‚

There is FINALLY a class that is ONLY 8or 9 miles from where I live!! Hooray!!! Instead of over 20!! God has answered my prayers!

Zumba was the finale after my WEEK 3-DAY 1 training that I will have to REPEAT because I couldn’t run one of the intervals for all of 3 minutes. Ugghh! πŸ™‚

Let me give you the scenario. I turned right out of my driveway (we live on 23 acres) to train down the paved road instead of the dirt road since my husband told me I might get shot if I go down the dirt road because of deer season. ? If someone mistakes me for a deer, then they shouldn’t have a gun in their hands to begin with. Right? πŸ™‚ So I did the EASY 5 minute warmup walk. So easy. Insert “patting myself on the back” here. Then jog 90 seconds. Then walk 90 seconds. Then jog 3 minutes. WAIT A MINUTE. You want me to go from 90 seconds to 3 minutes? HA. And on a slight incline? HA. So after jogging for less than 3 minutes (I still had 1 minute and 25 seconds left) I had to start walking again. Bummer. But then I pictured my husband’s smiling (laughing) face when I told him I was going to run a 5k this year and you know what? That 2nd time that called for 3 minutes? I JOGGED IT THE ENTIRE TIME. Take that DH(and that still means “darling” husband at this point). :)Nothing like a “I’m gonna so prove you wrong” kind of motivation!

So I think I’ll repeat this day this week. And I’m really trying to figure out what to do about this Friday. I’m going to a conference in B’ham Friday through Sunday. I’m trying to exercise 6 days each week with 1 day of rest. That means 3 days of training, 3 days of some kind of crosstraining (for me it’s walking or zumba), and 1 day of rest. Saturday can be my day of rest since I will be in the conference all day. Which leaves me with Friday. I have to leave right after school to head to B’ham, and I am NOT a morning person. I really don’t think I can get up at 5:30 to exercise. Maybe the hotel has a swimming pool. Hmmmm…

I know this is a super looooong post, but I just feel so talkative and everyone at my house is already in the bed. πŸ™‚

I’m feeling good so far about my calorie reduction. You just don’t know how much I LOVE TO EAT. But, I’m doing good with watching how much I eat. I’m using My Fitness Pal on my phone to track my calories, and then I put in my exercise too. It’s so neat because I can tell how many calories I’ve already had and how many I have left each day. I would link it here, but it’s down for maintenance right now, and I ‘m now getting very sleepy. πŸ™‚

Check back with me tomorrow to see if I can hold out for both intervals of 3 minute jogging!

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