Category Archives: 5K race

C25K-R2: Week 1 – Day 3

I ran this Saturday despite me having a blister underneath my right pinky toe. When I worked out on last Wednesday I tried to take it easy. It is getting better to say the least and on Saturday one of the “run” intervals I actually RAN for twenty seconds and it felt good. I am getting there I guess and then there was talk with my running partner to go to Cedar City, Utah next fall of 2018. Why is that? For a half marathon and then I questioned how long that was, but I should of known it would be 13.1 miles. I have the marathon miles memorized as 26.2 so if it is half because it is a half marathon…eh you get the picture. Now I am training for that half marathon. This gives me at least a year and half to train even if I end up walking half or all of it…to walk half a marathon would be an accomplishment for me.

Rover Run 5K (Part Two)

I wanted to talk more about the 5k that I walked this past Saturday. I was really tired and a bit dehydrated, but I made it and next time I have to learn to drink water and walk. Even though the weather was perfect the sun got to me a little bit. It was fun seeing all those dogs there. When I walked a 5k before it took me anywhere from two to three hours to finish. I am happy that I got it down to one and half hours to finish. I still think I need a lot more training to do before I can actually start running a 5k. I need to keep the food demons away as well.

Since I used the race as a substitute for my C25K app Week 8 – Day 2 because there will be no post about that day because obviously the race counts. The last day of the training app is today. I will probably do that in the gym because now it is getting warmer outside. I will still run with my running partner early in the morning on Saturdays before sunrise so that we both do not bake in the sun. We will start the training over, but first we will take a week off to rest. Initially, in the app after you finish it says to take a week off before you to your 5k race. But, in this case it is going to be a week off and then start the training over to hone more running skills.

Rover Run 5K (Part One)

Okay so I do not own a dog, but I ran…err…walked this 5k race today. I honed in my training and did better than I expected. I must though learn to drink water while walking. If I can master that then I can master drinking water while running. I am just not coordinated enough for it I suppose. Today was a real test and I think I got slightly sunburned despite the perfect weather outside. I miss my dog that I had for a good portion of my childhood and into my young adulthood. I had to put her down in 2009 and I miss her everyday. I want a dog again at some point and as a running partner. I met a lady with her dog that was a Vizsla dog named Bella and she had done the thing I was thinking about. She got a dog as a running partner and said that that breed had high energy. She lost forty pounds training with the dog. I can not get a dog right now until I finish a few career goals first and have more time to take care of a dog. It would not be fair to the animal if I was busy most of the time and if I get a high energy breed.

So I just wanted to say a quick blog post and I will recoup my energy. I think I am a bit dehydrated so I am going to go rest and eat dinner and write another blog about it tomorrow. I just wanted to write a short re-cap/summary. Wish me well! 🙂

C25K: Week 8 – Day 1

I walked this one because like I said before that I am doing a 5K this Saturday.  I am trying to save up energy. My muscles have been so sore and tired and if a nice hot shower and bath does not alleviate these aches and pains Saturday evening then I do not know what else will. There has to be other ways to relax the muscles with homeopathic ways instead of using prescriptions or over the counter drugs. I hate taking pills, but if I really got to take anything, like my diabetic medication I have no choice, then I will take them despite my loathing dislike of them. My legs want to kill me all ready and I just want to stay in bed. It seems that even though I went to bed early for the last two nights that it has been very hard to get up in the morning. I do not know how to combat this and the only thing I can do for now is hang in there until I see the doctor in a couple of weeks.

Getting there…

I slept for twelve hours straight yesterday. I must have been tired. I could go for some bad foods that I should not have right now, but I need to stay focused and not give in. I had some cookies yesterday though. I am not going to deny it. Today, I do my run after work and it is more likely that I will fast walk than run. I am going to do a weigh in in the middle of this month because you know…women’s issues from before.

I am a bit nervous about my 5k race this Saturday. I might do a recording of it or take pictures, but then again I heard that is frowned upon in the running community. Oh well, I can still blog about it later! 🙂