You will Encounter the Hill at the Precise Moment You Begin to Jog.
Yes friends, more Couch 2 5K news here. The camera shot is of a portion of the path I ran while in Maine. No need be overly jealous. I agree it is a beautiful site, but the weather was cold and rainy. The terrain just prior to the pictured area: hilly. Major hill.
I won’t lie to ya. I barely made it up the hill. I tried to call what I did “jogging,” but it was sort of a high knee, arms flapping walk/jog hybrid. U-G-L-Y, but done. In this game of getting my bum off the couch and on the way to running a 5K not too many things are pretty. The true goal is checking the box of done.
Since that day, I have actually returned to the track at home and “bested” myself. Now that’s something to smile about. This week my trainer, Constance- she’s the gal on the C25K app on my phone, really bumped the workout up a notch. I ended up running 1.41 miles. I can’t believe it. Four weeks ago I couldn’t run to the mail box and back (it’s only 10 yards away from my front door). That’s pathetic eh?
Well, not anymore! This girl is up and out. I’ll admit I am going to avoid hills and running in the elements. I am not at the place yet where I can enjoy the elements of nature while trying to jog. I still need to focus intently on the act of putting one foot in front of the other.
But let’s celebrate the success instead of wallering in the things I can’t do. And by the way, what about you? Are you up and moving on a regular basis? Let’s hear it. Leave a comment below. Then we can celebrate together.