We're back! At Week One! (Which in no way at all constitutes a failure. Right?) It seems like only yesterday when we started.
I blew off working out both Friday and Monday. In other words, I have seriously been off the wagon.
In a surprising development, my weight magically dropped two-tenths of a pound although I’m sure I corrected that yesterday, when I consumed probably more fat grams and carbs than I have in a week. Or several days anyway. Or maybe just since the weekend’s boudin and cheese fest, which wasn’t actually that many days ago.
This morning, bright and early, I was back at it. I did the brisk! five minute warm up walk and jogged for sixty seconds. I did that three times. But my jogging pace was s-l-o-w, even for me. I’m so paranoid about hurting my knee again that pretty much that’s all I could think about.
What I’ve decided is I’m opting out of the Official Couch to 5K Training Program.
Instead, I’m going to come up with my own version that will involve working out for 20-25 minutes three days a week but that workout will be a combination of warm up walking, flat out fast walking, and short jogging segments. True, it’s no training regimen but I’ll do physical activity several times a week and that’s what’s important. Is what I keep telling myself.
I feel a bit like I’m wimping out and I am a little disappointed that my career as a distance runner ended before it got started. At the same time, that tendonitis HURT ya’ll. I don’t want to chance going through that again.