Couch to 5k Review - Week 4 take... 3?
I fell off the running wagon big time. I went for two weeks without doing anything. Basically, daylights savings time completely ruined everything. My schedule up until that point was to run when I got home from work, which I was doing well. But then the time change happened and it was pitch dark when I got home. Not going to lie, I'm not gonna run in the dark. I just don't feel safe, and I'm certain that I will trip over something and hurt myself! :)
So... the good news is that yesterday, I woke up early and went for a morning run. This was an absolutely HUGE hurtle for me, because I am far from a morning person, and it was COLD. And it was DAWN. But I did it, and I'm really proud of myself!
I still need to figure out the whole what-do-I-wear-to-run-in-the-winter thing. But honestly, yesterday I felt so freaking good. Exercising in the morning is totally where it's at. It just pumps you up for the day! I did learn though that I need to eat a little something before I go. All I had was half a cup of coffee, and I did not fare well. My energy flagged about halfway through.
Oh, and the other confession? I didn't use the app. I just decided to go out and run at my own pace. I alternated between walking and running for about 20 minutes, I have no idea how much I ran or how far. Cest la vie - I don't really care!
In other news - I've signed up for a challenge! It's by Jamie Mendell and It will start next week. It's a healthy living challenge to get you through the holidays, but as of yet, I don't know much else about it. I'm excited though!. I don't want to face January feeling terrible about the choices I made! You should sign up too - it's FREE!