Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Couch to 5k Week 3- Repeat

Phew!  What a week!  After such a horrible original week 3, I'd like to say I amazed myself and wowed my husband and friends by running like a fiend this week.  Alas, it is not so.  I did run.  Yes, I did, but I did not manage to do what I was hoping...and that was to complete week 3.

First of all, I only did two workouts.  I don't have much of an excuse other than sheer exhaustion and laziness.  More laziness, but I was pretty tired too.  I just couldn't muster up the energy to get up in the mornings, and even though I was staying up late waiting for Hans to get home from work I just couldn't seem to force myself onto the treadmill.  I am finding I'm much more motivated when Hans is around.  I think I just really like to show off how fantastic I really can be.

Second of all, I wasn't able to complete either workout.  Was it for lack of time?  No.  Was it from sheer laziness?  No...once I was on there I was on there.  It was from the dreaded side-stitch...aaaah!  For some reason, this always seems to be my downfall.  And trust me, I've tried just about everything.  Honestly, I think it may be related to my food intake.  You see, I prefer to not eat before I run, but I think sometimes my stomach is just too empty so then it ends up jabbing me in the side.  Of course, it could also be related to stress and lack of sleep.

Anyway, to put things mildly, I am repeating week 3...again.  It stinks, but I really want to get through this week.  I'm refusing to go to bed until I get a workout in tonight...and if you look at the time you'll see why working out last week was so difficult!


  1. I know you can do it. And I know you will do it. Keep it up. Being stuck at week 3 is better than week 1 at least :)