I finished the sucker

Yup, that’s right folks. I finished the Couch 2 5k program. It only took me about 6 months instead of the suggested 9 weeks but WHO CARES?

My times are much slower now than they were pre my North America trip and the only thing I can put that down to is diet. BUT again I say, who cares? I finished it. I can now run for 30mins straight no problem and most times I do more than 5ks in 30 mins.

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Just because the head beats you one day, doesn’t mean that it’s over every day: The secret to keeping your New Year’s resolutions.

New Year meme

Number 1 on the resolution list this year!

I figured that as it is New Year’s Eve that I should write the obligatory post about resolutions. Which makes it sounds like I hate resolutions and I so don’t!! They are awesome and I think I have cranked out 8 for 2014 so far. Boy am I motivated this year (compared to last year when I could come up with only one – flossing my teeth daily – and then proceeded to never do it).

So yes, resolutions.

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A little bit of this, and a little bit of that and a whole lotta LOVE

When I was composing this post in my head yesterday I had a big excited bragfest going on (and ahem, YES I “compose”). I was going to tell you aaaaall about how out of the 7 possible days to exercise this week I actually nailed the full 7 AND that I did my first 25 min straight run today.

But oh how things change ever so quickly. Continue reading

Couch to 5k Update – This is what you get when you start feeling smug

Taken on my run in San Francisco

Taken on my run in San Francisco

Honestly, if someone had told me at the beginning of this “9 week” program that at 14 weeks later I would only be at the 6 week mark then I’m not sure I would have done it. Nine weeks alone seemed pretty long to commit to something. I’d just come off the back of the 30 day meditation challenge where I meditated every day for 30 days and I was feeling the pinch of committing to something on an ongoing basis.

So, it’s lucky that I didn’t know how long it would take me as what I also didn’t know at the time is that it wouldn’t matter. Continue reading

Couch to 5k update – a teeny bit of starting over

The holiday is over baby... Image credit: http://tekartist.org/2011/01/05/back-to-reality/

The holiday is over baby…
Image credit: http://tekartist.org/2011/01/05/back-to-reality/

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. Continue reading