Ok, I knew that learning to run would be hard. I knew that I would feel tired and out of breath and that I would want to jump off that tredmill and quit forever. But I didn't know my body would take it this hard! I'm 2/3 through my week 4 and I am seriously hurtin!
Here is this weeks schedule:
5 Minute warm up walk
3 Minute jog
90 Second walk
5 Minute jog
2 1/2 Minute walk
3 Minute jog
90 Second walk
5 Minute jog

I did the math on this one, thats 16 minutes of running! That is DOUBLE what I did last week! Who do they think I AM?? Monday was so hard but I finished and I am sooo proud of myself. I was dreading Wednesday, tried to talk myself into waiting till Thursday, went anyways, and it was everything I imagined it would be -- HARD! I couldn't even talk to Wade when he came to check on me because I was struggling so much! I did manage to inform him that I had just thrown up in my mouth, but swallowed it because, well, I was on a tredmill! What else could I do?? I finished and I'm really happy I did, but I was dying when I was done! My face was so beat red that I hid in the bathroom for 5 minutes trying to get it to at least turn pink so everyone wouldn't stare at me!

Later that night I started feeling really sore around my hip joints. This morning, it was a little worse, and by the afternoon I couldn't stand up straight and I had to lift my left leg with my hands to get it on the clutch in my car! Now, I had a scheduled workout with my trainer today at 4 and guess what we were focusing on... thats right! LEGS. Omg. But miraculously, the workout helped soooo much! We did a lot of training excersizes for my running. I felt like a fool hoppin all over the gym, and even got made fun of by several people, but I left walking up straight and feeling good! Its been an hour and the stiffness is starting to come back, but at least I know that I'm not seriously injured and its ok to keep using my legs. I'm supposed to finish out my Week 4 tomorrow and I'm pretty nervous about it. I just know one of the days I'm going to fall off the tredmill like the people on The Biggest Loser! Its coming, and when it does, I'll be sure to blog about it.

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