02 April, 2008

Oh god, it's so late and I'm so tired but I must, must, must tell you this:

I have entered my 5th week of the Couch to 5k program. Two weeks ago I was struggling to run for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, run for 3 minutes, etc. Last week I had advanced to run for 3 minutes, walk for 90 seconds, run for 5 minutes, walk for 90 seconds and repeat. This week I have increased my running times to 5 minutes and 8 minutes, with the short walks in between as above. Did you hear that? Eight minutes! Plus five, plus five, plus five! And this morning I actually sprinted a little bit, and my legs felt great and my lungs felt almost great.

Of course, now I'm tired as poop, and I still somehow have 2 more pages to tack on to the end of my paper which is due in 48 hours, and I still haven't packed for my break, and tomorrow we're putting almost $1,000 into the car because we love it and that's what responsible owners do.

Oh, and I finished my sweater. Pictures soon.


Kim said...

Yay!! Run, Jessica, Run!

Monet said...

Way to go!!! You are quickly becoming a Runner...that is so awesome! Isn't it a great feeling?

I just got in off my treadmill...I have officially worked up to the 3 mile mark. I walked for 5 minutes to warm up and then ran for 36! I'm only running at 4.5mph (sped up to 5.0 for the last 2 minutes) but I'm running and it feels so awesome!!!!

Keep it up! You are making progress and will be running the whole time before you know it!

I'm on Flickr a lot.

Jessica K.. Get yours at bighugelabs.com/flickr