So this is where this whole shamozzle is at.
Lately, there’s been more of the couch and less of the 5k. If I was on track as planned then I’d be at about week 7 of the program by now but of course, I’m not on track.
Around the end of week 3 I got sick with a throat infection so that led to a little (1 week) pause. I started back at the beginning of week 4 and things were going well and BOOM got sick again. Seriously. I must have the immune system of a newborn. The DR assures me it is because Monkey is now 2 and picking up all sorts of viruses out of thin air. Who needs daycare when you can just open your mouth and let them float right in? Ok so it is probably daycare but man, it’s getting annoying. I bet it sucks for Monkey too.
SO, after the second week of illness I didn’t jump right back in the saddle. It would seem I’d officially fallen off the wagon. And things were busy with that stupid course I was trying to finish (now done – YAY) and work and, well, just life and all that jazz.
THEN, we went on holiday to see my family in Newcastle. That was really really fun. I drove all the way down this time and was really proud of myself and Monkey for not only surviving the journey but doing it with ease. It’s about a 7.5hr trip and we just split it into 2 days and did an overnight in Coffs. It was fun. I took my jogging gear on the trip but failed to look at it even once. There were no good intentions. Except for one or two fleeting moments I didn’t give the whole concept of exercise more than a second thought.
Now the holiday is well and truly over and we are back to life and back to reality, just ask Soul II Soul all about it. LOVED this song growing up. Go on, play it in the background while you read the rest of my post.
So now you have you that on and grooving in the background isn’t it better? I’m playing it on this end for the rest of my writing and I gotta tell you, I am one hot (as in sweaty – I’m writing this post run) groovin’ mama.
Yes so back to reality. Which means I got my run on again today. I didn’t feel I was ready for week 4 again yet so I decided that I’ll re-start things at week 3. So that’s what I did today. I’m going to record my stats alongside my previous ones for the week so it will be interesting to compare. Although today’s might look odd as I forgot to change the units to km so I have to convert it all from miles and god only knows how that will go.
I’m aiming to run 3 times per week, and gym it up 2 times. I think 5 exercise sessions in a week is a good goal. Interestingly I’ve noticed since my exercise pretty much stopped that my sleep has REALLY deteriorated so obviously I have pent up energy that needs to be burnt. I’m looking forward to some much better sleep in my very near future.
Hope you guys are all great. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you with some more stuff soon.
*Update: I went and did those stats and either the internet sucks at converting from mph to kph OR I totally kicked arse. Having the last lot to compare to is awesome. It lets me see how far I’ve come. You can check out any of my Couch to 5k stats on my special (oh so special) Couch to 5k page. Today’s stats are under week 3. Ciao!