To read this journey from the beginning, go to the first post.
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, giving an update to the 10k app and my progress.
The Couch to 10k app made some pretty big leaps. It reminded me of what climbers go through when acclimating to Mt. Everest altitude. They start off at base camp (17k feet) and then climb to base camp 2 (20k feet) then go back down again to base camp, then back to base camp 2 again.
At least, that’s what they did in Into Thin Air by John Krakauer. (Or at least that’s how I remember it. I read it 6 years ago, maybe I’m wrong.)
This week in Couch to 10k, I started off with an 8-min run, 3 min walk, 5 min run, 3 min walk, 8 min run, cool down. The very next day we ramped up to a 20 minute run and the following day was 25 minutes!
Spoiler Alert: I can’t run for 25 minutes straight!!!
Just for fun, we ran 3.5 miles on Saturday as part of a “Fun Run” for 100 Mile Club. We are SUPREMELY lucky that our 100 Mile Club teacher is there every day. My friend Angi’s 100 Mile Club teacher does it only twice a week. Kind of hard to get 100 miles by running twice a week for 40 weeks, so they have these bonus runs throughout the year.
For those of you keeping score at home, 3.5 miles is ANOTHER 5k – I can’t stop running 5k’s!
However, for all my running, progess is slow. As you can see at the bottom of this post, I continue my extremely slow weight loss with another 0.2 pound loss this week. I’ve focused on veggies and protein, I’m not starving myself, but in general just can’t seem to drop any weight.
Mr. 1500 saw me moping around last week and bought me flowers, but I didn’t take a picture before they died. It was a nice gesture though. I’m sad I didn’t take a picture, they were very pretty.
- Weight: 178.4 (down 2.2 overall)
- Workouts Complete: 24
- Workouts Enjoyed: 0
Next week is more of the same. Longer runs, focusing on protein consumption, lots of veggies, low or no sugar. I received an Instant Pot for Christmas, cooking in it is fabulous. Everything takes no time at all, and you use no oil so things are naturally low fat and healthier.
Sorry this wasn’t exciting. Who knew that running was boring?*
*Me, that’s who!
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