Whoda Thunk It?
I jumped out of bed at 4:50 a.m. (yes... AM) and stumbled to my studio where I had stashed my workout clothes and running shoes, in addition to my headphone and a Klean Kanteen of water. Dressed, stretched and started the "Couch to 10K" program by 5:05 am.
I wanted to see if I could. I did. But I'm still sayin' that I am not "in love" with running and I'm definitely not in love with getting up at 4:50 a.m. to run. Or rather, at this point in the training sessions, mostly walk. Since I'm now training for 10K, the workout this morning was 51 minutes built on increments of 1 minute run and 4 minutes walk. I think the idea at this point is to get used to "moving" for 51 minutes. I assume that a 10K is an hour because I finished the 5K program by running for 30 minutes (no walking breaks at all).
Seriously, dude, I don't see myself running for 50 minutes. Seriously.
But then again, I never thought I'd leave my warm bed at 4:50 a.m. (AM!!!) when I didn't have to. And even more miraculous is rising at 4:50 a.m. (AM!) in order to .... run. OMG... pigs are flying somewhere.
p.s. I finished that first Mary Russel/Sherlock Holmes book by Laurie R. King entitled The Beekeeper's Apprentice, and now need something else for this running gig. I'm on the lookout for a good book -- a good "listen."
Oh, and here's a shameless product placement. This is a really really good listen:
Beat the Reaper by Josh Bazell. Don't let the funky cover fool you. This is a hoot and will keep you on your toes!