I can’t believe it’s been a month since I started this weight loss effort and the C25K. I’m feeling good and still motivated.
It also means it’s been a month since I’ve been back from the Colorado 2015 adventure, which has become the impetus for the weight loss effort and the C25K. I plan to return to Colorado in 2016 and I don’t want to be fat and overweight and so out of shape when I try to hike the Colorado trails.
Week 5 starts off with a 17 minute run, broken into 5 – 7 – 5 minute intervals with 2 minute walking breaks between each interval. It is a step up from the 12 minute total run from the last day of Week 4.
I wasn’t certain that I would make it through the second 5 minute run … but I did. Thankfully.
Actually, even with the extra 5 minutes, the workout was relaxing. It wasn’t my best day at the office and I was a little depressed about my son’s birthday (he’s 24). His birthday, as any of my kids’ birthdays, reminds me that I’m getting older. The workout relaxed me and gave me a feeling that I was working toward a goal and not just wasting any more time.
I’ve also been looking at the racing calendar from the Indy Runners Club. I won’t be ready for an official 5K until mid to late August. Even so, I’m looking forward to participating in a local 5K and so looking at the calendar.