It’s amazing how quickly you can get out of something…
Between the Jewish holidays and going to Kripalu, I hadn’t run for 8 days.
I had debated running Tuesday night, but I felt like doing Zumba more and even that I had to force myself to go.
Then yesterday, when I was leaving work, I was feeling a strange pain in my right side and started to get worried if I should run or not. It was one of those times when you think to yourself, “Is my appendix about to burst or am I just constipated?”.
By the time I got home though and changed into my workout gear I felt good enough to go.
I went to the Y to run since it was raining and I have no urge to run in the rain.
I decided to start working on week 4.
Week 4 involves 5 minute warm up, run for 3 minutes, walk for a minute and a half, run for 5 minutes, walk for 2 minutes, repeat, 5 minute cool down.
I made it through the 3 minute run with no problem and then started stressing about the 5 minute run.
It’s amazing, I made it through the 5 minute run! I know the nice, flat treadmill helped, but I did it! I couldn’t believe it.
When I did the second interval, it was a little harder. The 3 minute run was a little harder on me, but I did it. I made it through 3 minutes of the second 5 before I had to walk.
I think that considering I hadn’t run in a little over a week, I did great. I felt really good and accomplished when I was done. I’m just going to keep repeating the week 4 workout until I can do the whole thing.
Next run: Friday morning.