Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I did it. Well, actually, I didn't do it. What I mean is I didn't feel like I was going to die this morning when I did my c25k workout again. It was awesome! I only did 4 sets again (but only because I had to go to the bathroom so bad, eh-em) but if it weren't for that I'm sure I could have done the whole 20 minutes!

I think the problem was that I was panicked about running so when I did the 60 seconds of running, I tensed up, I think I even held my breath at certain points so when it was time to walk for 90 seconds I was completely out of breath and to tight I thought I was going to pass out.

So what I focused on this morning was muscle relaxation and controlled breathing. Who knew I'd have to teach myself how to run! As I started running, I focused on the muscles in my neck and shoulders and back and even rolled my head around a couple of times to focus in on it real hard. And I focused in on my breathing too, in through my nose, out through my mouth, steady.

It worked. I am victorious over the big bad running monster.


(and, no, that photo isn't me :)


Cara said...

That is awesome! Good job!! I had to teach myself how to run as well, but it took me almost a year and I am finally starting to get it down.

Donna said...

I started jogging a few years ago and I was totally blown away by how much BREATHING affects your ability to carry on! Way to go :)

Cindy154 said...

I am really happy for you. You are doing fantastic!!