or.... I. DID. IT.
Of course, this begs the major question in life: are we ever really finished?
Today was the LAST DAY in "Couch to 5K in 9 Weeks." I never missed a day, never took a "vacation," never quit the sequence of 3x per week with one day at least between workouts. And most of all -- I never, despite the voice of doom every session, gave into my inner weenie -- I never slacked in any workout!!! Never took a break within the session. Never "paused" the button. Never switched to walking while I should have been running. No. I did the workouts exactly as the program required.
I started on February 16th , with 60 seconds of jogging broken by 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. I ended today, April 17th, with 30 minutes of jogging (no intervals of walking since back on March 25th at Week 6 Day 2.
I'm very proud of myself, I must say. I know that sounds corny, but HEY(!), I've also been honest about being the couch in this program -- a bookworm who seriously isn't into running. I've been honest about not really "running" since I graduated from high school back in 1969. And even then, I liked sprints plus a lot of burst in playing field hockey. I loved field hockey, which does require a lot of running.
Here I go with product placement, but what the heck. I signed up as an Amazon Associate mainly to give full credit, on my ZeeStuffVt.com website, to a mentor or two of mine -- Christie Friesen and Tim Holtz. As long as I'm giving them a boost (well, maybe)(I should hope someone gets interested in their books), I'll share the book I'm currently listening to while I run.
Now it's The Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King. No matter where I look for good books to download to my iPad (or zPad as I call it), her name pops up with great reviews. She's written several in the series, but this is the first one. I always prefer to start with the first book of a series. Sometimes the first book isn't the best, but I still like to understand the origins of the character and the writer. Does that sound snobby? I hope not. Anyway, I just started this one and I love the tenor of the story -- well, it's story within story within story, in a very interesting and quite visual way. I think I shall be well able to recommend The Beekeeper's Apprentice.
By the way, here are the two books that I list on my website:
Christie Friesen, for all things polymer clay and whimsy with Steampunkery
And Tim Holtz's recent TERRIFIC book which offers layers and layers of distress and altered art techniques, A Compendium of Curiosities
I own and use both these books. If you want to see what I call wearable art, go to ZeeStuffVt.com and check it out. Thanks.
Okay! Now I need to figure out what to do next -- I'm soooo not done with this C25K thingy.