Monday, June 21, 2010

Couch to 5k Week 7- Almost

I almost did a full week 7.  I was so close to finishing the full week.  I completed days one and two, but day three never happened.

I was really shocked that I completed days 1 and 2.  I knew this week would be harder, and I won't lie and say it was surprisingly easy.  It was hard.  However, I found that I could push myself, make myself work a little harder, and I could do it.  I was so proud, and I was ready to finish week 7 and take on week 8 without any problem. 

Then, not long after my second week 7 run, life caught up with me.  I think I was just really stressed and tired, but I felt like I just couldn't do anything right.  I felt tense and week, and to be honest more than one tear was shed over the past week.  I often wonder if I'm really reacting to some subconscious memory when I start feeling like that, but either way the week did not end half as well as it began.  To add insult to injury, when I woke up Friday morning I felt down-right icky.  My nose was stuffy, my throat was dry.  Everything felt blah, and my whole body ached.  While it may have been the onset of a small cold, I still think it was really just life catching up.  So, instead of waking up early and running, I slept.  I finally got up, but I only moved to the couch until I had to get up for an appointment.  Thank goodness for the appointment, because I really would have felt like a lump if I'd slept all day.

While I'd like to set quite a few different goals for this week, I have to be honest with myself and make my only goal to be to catch up with life.  Last week I felt like I was drowning.  This week I need to fight to keep my head above water.  Maybe I'll fit a run in.  Maybe I won't.  If I do, great.  If I don't, oh well.  As long as I'm getting something done I'll be happy.

1 comment:

  1. How did week 8 go? How are all the dogs?