Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Week 1 Do-Over

Yes that's right, I am being forced by the "British Sadist" to re-do week 1. He thinks we cheated!! Here is what happened....The second run of week 1, all was going well and we were about half way through the podcast and it started to rain. Darren and I decided that we would stop (not quit) go home and use our Gazelle instead. So I did 45 minutes on the gazelle while watching the first half of the soccer game, and yes I did break out in a sweat. This apparently was not the right decision so I have been informed. I guess this Canadian is a little more delicate than that crazy Brit, because my fat ass doesn't like walking/jogging in the rain lol. 

Overall though Week 1 first round went well. I wasn't able to jog much, just a fast walk all 3 days, but that is still something that I am proud of. As for aches and pains, ya I had them...My knees and hip hurt which I was totally expecting. What I wasn't expecting was how much my boobs were going to Note to self: need a better sports bra for the girls

Just Getting Started
So today was the second day to week one part 2, we were up at 4am, had our oatmeal and were out the door with Griffin. Got down to the Canal and it was lovely (aside from the blood sucking mosquitoes, those little bastards love me). Darren set off with Griffin, and I set off in the opposite direction. Cheery English lady told me it was time for my 5 minute warm up, piece of cake. Then it was first 60sec run....I made it about 30 seconds and then did a fast walk for the other 30 and did this for each time she told me to run except the last one..I actually did run the full 60 seconds that time. It was the same pattern on Monday, I'm working my way up to the full 60sec...I will get there!!

Yup, I'm Dying!!
Half way and getting hot

As much as I was ready to quit, I didn't.....I pressed on doing the 30 sec jog, 30 sec 1/2 jog, and 90 second brisk walk (not so sure my brisk is what they are looking for, but its what they are going to get, I'm not trying to kill myself here). When the cheery lady told me it was time for my last 60sec run, I decided to run. I just kept telling myself "you can do this" Even though my lungs and legs were telling me otherwise. By this time Darren and I had switched and I had Griffin with me, even the old boy was starting to get tired lol. We managed to finish and complete our last 5 minute walk to cool down. Darren wanted to sit by the water for awhile, I on the other hand just wanted to get home and jump the shower because I was sweating like a pig.

Even Griffin is Protesting

Hot and Sweaty


1 comment:

  1. I'm very proud of you for doing this, seeing you jog this morning put a smile on my face and a tear in my eye. cant wait to do the next one with you :) I love you