Total Basset Case: Running Update

Jun 20, 2012

Running Update

I know you have been sitting on the edge of your seat 
wondering how my running has been going.
Well, I'm glad you asked.
It's been going pretty well. 
There are times while I'm running that it sucks and I am cursing it
BUT I can tell that it's getting easier
and that I've lost a few lbs 
(if we are being totally honest, 
I am eating an ice cream sandwich while I'm typing this...
a girl can't live on protein bars alone)  

I ran while we were at the lake and it didn't go well
and I was really mad at myself.
But instead of getting too frustrated with myself
I repeated the run on Monday and it went much better.

Now today is the scary one...
It is supposed to go something like this
5 minute warm up
20 minute jog.
Yes, you read that correctly...
They want me to run for 20 minutes, straight. 
Like, without stopping.
Monday's run was 
5 minute warm up
8 minute jog
5 minute brisk walk
8 minute jog
cool down.

So what you are telling me (nice, friendly) Couch to 5k trainer lady
is that the most I've run is 8 minutes at a time and now I'm supposed to run 20?!

If anyone needs me I'll be in the neighbor's yard passed out. 
 Any form of life support or encouragement is welcome...

Last time, I had a few questions about my running shoes...
they are the Rush 33's by Asics.
 I picked mine up at Kohls for about $55
(well really for $15 because my mom is awesome 
and gave me $40 in Kohl's cash...) 
Their site is now saying they are $65 but it's 
Kohls so I'm sure they will be on sale by this weekend

Over the weekend a friend of mine told me about 
great running gear and their clearance sections has tons of deals!   
I think a running skirt may be in my future

 P.S. don't forget to enter the giveaway I am hosting over at Britt's blog!


Unknown said...

I did the C25K program at first as well. I would say just bump it up to 12 Minutes , then 15, THEN 20...I think jumping from 8 to 20 is toooo much for a beginner. :) That way you don't blow your confidence and feel crummy. :)

Anonymous said...

Yeahhh, that was my issue with C25K... it just increased TOO fast! But you can do it! I'm going to slowly make myself get back into it. Do you run outside or on a treadmill?

Amanda English said...

You are doing great! I know what you mean when it says hey run 3 miles then jump to 8! You are like whoa!?!?!? So proud of you! xoxo A-

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

Me running for 20 minutes straight sort of scares me! I can do cardio forever but running is different. Don't be too hard on yourself! Good luck!

Liz said...

The 20 minute run is hard {but not as bad as that 45 min one at the end!}, but you can do it! You basically ran 16 the last time, right? Just pace yourself and if you need to stop for a minute to catch your breath don't stress about it. Good luck!

Darby Hawley said...

Sarah you inspire me!!!! Keep going girl!

Unknown said...

I did the C25k a couple years ago, and I too thought it was crazy, but I did it and it felt awesome.

Anonymous said...

I have been looking at that couch to 5K program and it looks rough but you can do it! I am going to start soon when I'm done with current workouts! :)

henning love said...

yes yes yes you are doing great it sarah!! keep it up and i love those running shoes hot pink laces love them! remember one step at a time and you never know what your body is capable of, surprise yourself! KEEP it up!!

henning love said...

yes yes yes you are doing great it sarah!! keep it up and i love those running shoes hot pink laces love them! remember one step at a time and you never know what your body is capable of, surprise yourself! KEEP it up!!

Domesticable said...

Keep it up girly! You can do it! It gets easier I promise. This may sound weird but I find that mixing running with other types of exercise like yoga, pilates and deep stretching really helps me the next time I run. If that does work,
I will gladly let you borrow Toby and he will drag you to your goal.


Allison said...

Good luck girl! Soon you will look back at 20 minutes and laugh. I'm doing Jillian Michael's 30 day shred and it's killing me, but I'm also loving it. Getting back into shape is hardwork and I'm long overdue.

Casey said...

I am doing Couch to 5K too! I have never considered myself a runner, but my husband really wants to be able to run races, etc. together, so I figured I would give it an honest effort while I have some extra time this summer. I am terrified of getting to the long runs! Only in Week 2 right now...we'll see how it goes!

Erin said...

You go girl!!! There was a time I couldn't run 20 minutes, or anything close to it and I can now. It took awhile, but you will seriously look back soon and be like, "20 minutes?! That's nothing!"

Jamie said...

Honestly, you might be pleasantly surprised that 20 minutes doesn't feel all that different. Pace yourself - no one said you had to go fast! Once you can do that 20 minutes, more minutes just get easier!!

The Blue Hour

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Good job lady!!! It will definitely get easier and soon you won't be able to go without running - it gets addicting!!

Caitlin said...

Very impressive! Inspires me to break out my old sneaks and go for a trot!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

20 mins? You go on with yo' bad self!! And yes you totally need a running skirt! :-) We entered your giveaway too! Yay!!
That is too funny that you got your hubby to do one of those nose strips. We don't think we will use them again! That was rough! :-)

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Unknown said...

good bargain, i love bargains too :-)
great blog. lovely post. how about following each other.

Anne said...

Love this post because I TOTALLY agree. What is UP with C25K?!It literally is 0-60 within like a frickin' week!

anne taylor said...

Hey there! I found your blog through Anne of In Residence, and I'm glad to hear that someone else is training for a big run! I'm just starting to train for a half marathon and it's scary but empowering! Keep up the good work!