Setting a goal for this week!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yesterday I read some of my fellow sparkers’ goals for the week and thought maybe I needed to make some weekly goals for myself. I have recently had a so-so week and a bad week. Not really bad, but bad for my new lifestyle. I had set some May goals for my BodyBugg team and I am not doing as well as I had hoped I would.

I would really like to become a runner. The last time I did running for exercise on a consistent basis was high school. I USED TO be on the HS cross country team. I wasn’t the fastest runner and I didn’t set records, but I USED TO be a runner. I haven’t thought that I was ready to start running. I have tried intervals on the treadmill, but I don’t usually last very long and I don’t push myself.

I have been perusing the C25K program as many fellow sparkers have done it and belong to the team. After reading up again I thought why not NOW. I could try week one of the program and see how it goes. If I struggled, I could always repeat week 1. A fellow sparker said she did this with every week of the program so I figured I could too if needed. I don’t think I would have thought of that myself. So my goal for the week is set!

It rained most of the day yesterday so I thought I could start Tuesday. When my son got home from weightlifting he stated that he was going for a run. I told him about wanting to start the C25K and he said I should start tonight and he would do it with me. My son does not run consistently and can run 6 miles when the spirit moves him. He assured me that I wouldn’t hold him back so I got dressed while he downloaded week one of C25K to my iPod.

If you aren't familiar with the C25K program, week 1, days 1-3 is only 20 minutes long. I thought I did great for my first day and by the end my calves weren’t as tight as they started off being and I thought I could do more. Besides I still had to turn around and go back home. At this point, my son became my personal trainer and motivator. He kept encouraging me to go further by saying let’s go to this point and then we can turn around and you can start the podcast over. This happened several times.

By the time we returned home we were soaked from the rain and had been gone a total of 90 minutes. On the cool down portion of this venture my son justified why it was OK that I did more and how I have been doing so much already I wasn't really starting off from the "couch". I could only think about what the rain was doing to my new shoes and how I was going to feel later that night or tomorrow.

I was extremely fatigued last night. Thoughts of killing my son after I was able to move again came to mind while my son assured me I would be thanking him at the end of the week.

Well all is good today. I am sore, but nothing I can’t handle. I am just hoping I recover enough to do as well with day two of week 1.
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  • SUZBY21
    I have never been a runner but everytime I walk around the track I get inspired to run. I never felt like running before. Inspired by your goal setting I am going to set a goal also. I'm not sure what yet but it is going to involve running. Thanks for being an inspiration.
    3944 days ago
    emoticon Way to go for Day 1! That was very nice of your son to be your personal trainer. He is right. You didn't start from the couch. I am proud of you, my dear friend!

    3944 days ago
    Great goals! emoticon on your running yesterday! That's a heck of a lot to start with LOL. I can barely manage the parts I'm supposed to do!
    3945 days ago
    YAY I love C25k! I'm starting week 2 this afternoon after 2 weeks of week 1. My first time, I tried to run too fast and couldn't do it, but when I slowed down it was better. Good luck!!
    3945 days ago
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