I am absolutely exhausted this week. We celebrated my son’s 2nd birthday on the weekend and after spending a day and night making his cake, and the following day partying, I am left searching for a catch-up sleep! It was all worth it, of course! After all, my boy is 2!! :)
I weighed in on party day – down 700g. So plodding along nicely. I did very well with my weekly challenge (no allowance points, no activity points) although I technically failed it because I didn’t track anything on Saturday (last day before weigh in). I was too busy trying to get my son’s birthday cake baked and decorated and just didn’t make the time to track. Oh well! I will give myself the same challenge for the remainder of this week.
I fought the exhaustion this afternoon and got out in my running gear anyway. I was a bit nervous at starting week 4 of C25K – it seemed to be a bit of a leap after week 3 – but mustered up the courage, carried my exhaustion outside, touched ‘GO’ on the app and started up the hill. I have never been more glad. It was delightful! And a refreshing start to the evening.
Surprisingly, I found it quite easy. I was expecting it to be so tough. I loved the 5 minute stretches of running. They seemed timeless… in a good way. Not “OMG! When is this going to END?!” but like I could go on running forever. I did take it a little easy thanks to feeling under the weather. I didn’t push myself to run hard or fast. And it was nice.
I was so excited when I finished! I came home to my husband and said “I did it! I did it!” and took some post-run happiness pictures (see below). I am so proud of myself. Not just for continuing C25K but for taking control of my life and my health, and living the way I want to live. I still have changes to make in other areas but for now I am so happy to have begun with my health and wellbeing. Yay, me!
Ok, another week ahead! Let’s do this thing!