My mom is working on her 5k running program. Let's check in with her and see how she's doing....
If you remember, I'm on a mission to run 5K. Not an actual race, I just want to be able to do it. I talked about my high cholesterol and my start of the 5K program here.
So here's my progress since my last check in.....
32 min. 2.11 miles 173 calories
2 -5 min and 1- 6 min. run. OMG – dying by the 2nd 5 min. Cut it one minute short. Breathing very heavy.
36 min. 2.37 miles 202 calories
2 – 5 min runs and 1 – 8 min. run. I did much better today and ran the entire required time.
LEFT TO GO OUT OF TOWN...
31 min. 1.92 miles 160 calories
2 – 8 minute runs and 1 – 5 minute run. Half way thru the 2nd 8 min. run I had to slow down and walk for 1 min. Then went back to running. OMG – heavy breathing at the end. 10 days off really hurt me.
Ok, we were out of town for 10 days after I did day 2 of the program this week. I didn't run at all the entire time we were gone. When we got back home I tried to jump right back on the program for day 3 and I was whipped. Wow. That time off really hurt me.
I spent this past week re-doing week 5 of the program to get back on track.
On the food front, I am doing really good as far as eating a lot more fruit. I'm having watermelon every day. I'm also having a yogurt and fruit smoothie almost every day. My fruit intake has really improved.
I'm looking forward to getting back on track with week 6 of my 5K program.
Have a great and safe holiday everyone!