On Monday I was terrified of beginning Week Four in C25K. I had skipped a day of training the week before and spent half the weekend recovering from a killer hangover (one of the many reasons I almost never go "out" on a Friday night).
But you know what? WE DID IT. The running parts doubled in time, the walking in-between parts decreased, and not only did we do it but we did two laps of our downtown course (two weeks ago we were doing one lap in 20 minutes) in 25-30 minutes if you count a few minutes of walking to cool down afterward.
Yesterday I biked a total of 10.5-11 miles, back and forth to work, the doctor's office (more about that later...), and the grocery store. Not only was I not exhausted, but when I got home from the store at the end of the day... I felt tempted to go bike a couple more miles! Crazy!!
This week has marked a significant turning point in how I view and I how I feel about exercise. Other than yoga, hiking, and dancing... I can't say that I've EVER enjoyed physical exercise. I used to joke that the only time I'd run was if I was being chased.
I think those days are over. I can definitely see how people can become addicted to running or biking!
Tonight I have another doctor's appointment (more later... yadda yadda...) and will be running Day Two of Week Four with Gatsby. Friday night I'll be having another German shorthaired pointer boy stay over and he'll be meeting his potential foster family on Saturday morning. Later that day R. and I will conclude Week Four; on Sunday we'll be doing the Scavenger Dash which is part race, part scavenger hunt, and part adventure with clues and puzzles to solve along the way. Fun, right? Exercise AND mystery solving. What could be more up my alley than this?