Running, Running, Yoga

Saturday, June 23, 2012

I ran about a mile and a half on both Thursday and Friday.  I was doing more at the start of this challenge but I realized that if I want this to last I had to start off slower than planned.  I know I'm physically capable of running three miles but it's a matter of running it well and enjoying myself while I do it.

I've also been looking at the C25k program.  I've heard some great success stories and, while I wouldn't consider myself a couch potato before, I am going to try to follow their lead in this process.  Basically this program focuses on starting off slowly and alternating jogging and walking.   I'm hoping that by alternating between the two I might be able to get over my shin issues and reach the point where I enjoy the entire run.  I do have a hard time forcing myself to walk when I know I could run it if I pushed myself, but I'm going to see how it goes for the next few weeks.

I took today off from running but did some vinyasa yoga to keep me busy.  I've already felt changes to my body from running these past few weeks, but I haven't done any yoga in months and it was rough.  It's nice to feel like I'm getting back into shape and that is motivating me to keep going... even if it is a slow and painful process to get there.

In other news I finished my group paper for my project management class and other than two more classes and the final I will have that entire class done and then just two more after that!  This semester is flying by already.

I've also intensified the job search.  I've come pretty close to figuring out what it is that I want to do but until I'm positive I'm not going to put anything down in writing!

I went out last night with friends for some goodbye pints.  It's hard to believe that one by one over the next few months most of them will be leaving and by the end of August I'll be gone, too.  I checked out flights the other day but I couldn't bring myself to book anything just yet.

Have any of you tried the C25k program? How did it turn out?

I don't have any relevant pics to show you
 so here is a memorial to Irish lost at sea

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to think about leaving a place once you fall in love with it! I know from experience, but at least you're moving on to exciting changes! Good luck with your job search!