C25K week 1: DONE!


I started my running journey with a lot of energy and motivation. I started the program running every other day. It’s only three times a week but it felt like so much more. I felt great and I was excited about running! And then it took me five days to run the third time that first week.

It’s funny how something so good can turn so bad. So quickly. I started making all kinds of excuses and it was a snowball effect. Ironically, that first night was beyond my control. Quinten was awake until close to 10 and Bryan wasn’t home. But after one day with an excuse, the next came much easier. Friday I didn’t want to screw up my clean hair since I only wash it every other day. If that isn’t the worst excuse, I’m not sure what is! Saturday I was too lazy during nap time and I spent it snuggling Quinten. (Justified?) After bed I was too tired.

Sunday I woke up and TOLD myself that I was going to run. Before I took a shower so I couldn’t use that excuse again. I almost excused myself to eat breakfast but I pushed through and did it! After I felt great! I was on a combination high from the run and beating down my excuses.

My little cheerleader came down to check on me. He spends evenings down there with Bryan and Bryan runs FAST.

Maximus: mommy, why you not running? Go fast!
Me: I will in a minute.
(Start running)

That first week was just one hurdle to overcome in this eight week journey. It’s not going to be easy and there will always be excuses, but I’m going to try my hardest to not let them get to me. Maybe you should check on me tonight around 8:30 central. 🙂

Is there something you’re trying to overcome? What keeps you going?

2 thoughts on “C25K week 1: DONE!

  1. You can do this!!! I promise you, the longer you do it and beat down those excuses, the better it will feel – and the easier it will be to just do it. It will become VERY natural – and you’ll start craving that high. I didn’t make it out this morning, because Henry was up, and now I’m sitting here dying for Ken to get home so I can run. It’s a day-by-day thing, and being a mom makes it quadrupley hard, but you are out there and doing it, which is more than most can say. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Keli! I’ve never been able to run long enough to have it become natural. I’ve gotten hurt, pregnant, broke my foot, and pregnant again. I really want it to work this time! I want to love it! Thanks for being a good inspiration!

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