My mom bought me these new running shoes when I was in town for a visit a couple of weeks ago. I love them, thanks Mama (and Dad too, of course)!
I am in the middle of week 5 of the Couch to 5k program and still doing well. I did take a week off in between weeks 3 and 4 due to traveling out of state and little stomach bug, but I got right back to business the following week. I am past the halfway point, meaning there is definitely more running than walking. It's hard, but I can do it. The mental battle of psyching myself up to get out the door to run is sometimes harder than the run itself. I'm pretty tired after my workout and my legs feel a bit wobbly, but I usually feel pretty good and back to normal an hour or two afterwards. My biggest obstacle this week has been lack of sleep, partly due to my horrible seasonal allergies and partly due to me just staying up late. I can definitely feel the difference when I run if I haven't been sleeping well. I'm more sluggish and my legs feel heavier if I didn't get enough rest the night before. So, the goal is getting to bed a bit earlier for the rest of the week...the running only gets more difficult from here and I need all the help I can get.
No weight loss to report, but not surprising since I took a week off and have been eating my fair share of treats lately. I'm just glad I didn't gain anything back when I took my week off, must be doing something right!
Anyone have any good songs they like to listen to when they run? I need some new stuff on my workout playlist.