Monday, May 24, 2010

Couch to 5k Week 3- For Real This Time

Well, I finally did it.  I finally, FINALLY completed week 3 of the program.  Plus, just to make up for lost time I added an extra day.  This next week I'll be moving on to week 4.  Woot!

So, how did it go?  Well, it was noticeably more difficult than the previous weeks.  I'm actually really worried about this next week, because week 3 did seem so difficult to complete.  Part of the difficulty I know is due to sheer exhaustion, but I'm not really expecting this next week to be any easier.  I could probably change my diet too, and that might really help.  For now, though, I just have to play it by ear.

Honestly, I suppose part of me is just hoping that this week will just seem magically easy.  I mean, I did complete the week before it.  That said, I really know what's holding me back.  Like I already said, there's exhaustion and diet.  But there's also lack of sleep, stress, and lack of strength.  And by lack of sleep, I do mean something different than exhaustion.  Exhaustion is caused by running around all day.  Lack of sleep is caused by me staying up too late.  So, I suppose I should set some goals this week.

Goals for Week 4
1) Go to sleep!
2) Do something for the stress.  This may include cleaning, painting, or yoga.  The first two are stressors that could be taken care of.  The third is a good stress reliever.
3) Work on some strength training.  If lack of strength is keeping me from running, I guess I have to add some strength.  Bring it on!

Alright, so looking at these goals, I have the feeling that the last too are going to prevent the first.  Any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. Could you mix strength training and painting together? Put wrist weights on when you paint or something?

    Good for you for finishing week 3!