Not Quite

Monday, October 19, 2015

I'm officially done with the C25K program! Friday, I made my first attempt at a 5k run. I didn't quite pull it off. I did the distance, but had to walk a few times. Oh well, baby steps. I'm going to try again tonight, and Wednesday, and Friday. I'll will try three times a week until I get it. I'm close, my body can do this and I know it's all in my head. I need to work on a running mantra. Something to tell myself when I want to quit that keeps me going.

I'm going to keep running with the zombie app. I also discovered a running app in the Spotify app. It tracks your pace and plays music (from a huge selection of playlists) with the proper bpm to keep you running at that pace. You can also select a pace yourself. I'm going to use it to slow down my pace in hopes of being able to run a bit longer. Competitive runners have a pace of 180 or better. I'd love to be that good someday! 150 is more my speed right now.

On a positive note: I bought a new jacket for work Sunday. They didn't have an XXL available, so I tried on the XL. It actually fit! I'm officially down a size!
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  • no profile photo CD15793779
    Oh, I love the jacket ... and its size!!! As far as the running is concerned, I think you are amazing, and one of these days it'll all be coming together for you. Since I am just walking, I can't add comments to the BPM's you mentioned, but one day I will be running right next to you, virtually speaking. I will be so happy then to compare notes. :))
    1719 days ago
    Way to go!!! I love that "smaller size" feeling - it's exhilarating, isn't it? So excited for you.

    I'll have to check out that Spotify. I use Pandora, but I really want something with a steady BPM so I can work on getting into a rhythm.
    1720 days ago
  • FIREFLY4407
    Keep it up - you'll get there! Using a pace tracking app is really helpful. Congrats on the smaller size !!
    1720 days ago
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