Monday, November 3, 2008

I Liked Running?

Today I started day one of the Couch to 5K Program. I was so excited to finally get some use out of my running shoes. I dusted off my Garmin and pulled the jogger out of storage for Baby Diva. Today could not be more beautiful weather wise. The sun was shining and the temps were high. The stage was set for a glorious run walk.

I started with a brisk 5 minute walk and then alternated between 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking. I kept telling myself that this program is probably too easy for a seasoned veteran such as myself.
I COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG!!!!
My first running interval felt fine but the 60 seconds seemed to pass by very slowly. The next 60 second interval is when my feet (yes both of them) decided that maybe running is not what they want to do as I had some serious PF pain going on. I kept on. My 3rd interval my feet must have been speaking to my knees because they joined the pain train. The pain at this point was not too severe but it was enough for my mind to join in. I kept thinking....why am I even trying, I don't think I like this....blah blah blah. I was thankful that I had Baby Diva in the stroller so I could hang on for dear life. At that point I thought....
RUNNING IS INSANE AND STUPID
It wasn't until my Garmin showed that I was over 20 minutes into my half hour workout that I was able to remember why I love running and why I miss it so much. I shut off the negative nagging chatter in my brain and enjoyed the final part of the workout.

I am now icing my foot and stretching it out. I am going to show it who is boss. Ha! I think of all the injuries I have recovered from and I have to say that Plantar Fasciitis is the worst. As I said before I am getting really aggressive about taking care of it.

I am applauding the Chubby Hubby for getting up and doing his first day of the C25K. He did great!

25 comments:

BeachRunner said...

GREAT JOB!!! Way to rock the walk/run with Baby Diva. High five homegirl!!

Good job icing and stretching afterwards too. Can I make a tiny suggestion? If you are still feeling PF pain after the end of Week 1 of your training program, I suggest you consider staying on week 1 until the PF pain goes away. Taking your time advancing through the plan will allow your body to adjust to the impact and strain of running (and your PF to heal). If you need to stay on Week 1 of the plan for two weeks or more, so be it. Dont worry about it. The goal should be to progress through the 5k plan feeling pain-free. I promise you that if you take it slow and steady through this plan and listen to your body, you will remain pain free and be running 5k distances in no time. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!

RunningNan said...

I remember those days! My negative mind was still nagging at me today too. I turned it off and enjoyed the beautiful weather. Then I got caught with a speedier co-worker who really pushed me! He made me think he slowed down to my pace, but I think I just picked it up. I felt great afterwards, and that's when I remembered why I love running! I think it would be fun to run with a stroller.. But I don't think the dog would go for it! ha ha!

Tish said...

WooHoo! Way to go. I read somewhere that the jogging strolled fully loaded with kiddo can add up to 70 pounds to your effort. Sorry about the PF--my runner son swore by bags of frozen peas (cold packs). It was funny, because he always added that to the grocery list on the fridge.

Jess said...

Too bad you were experiencing foot pain, but way to get out there and stick to it!

Julianne said...

Great job on the interval run (even if it was tough)! At least you were out there! I am so happy to hear that you remembered your love for running. Yay!

Marcy said...

Oooohhh Carly I'm sorry the first part of your run wasn't good :-( But dang, you brought the kid . . .how good was it going to be anyway? LMAO I'M KIDDING!!

I hope that PF gets in check for you soon chica.

Al's CL Reviews said...

You mean I'm supposed to like runnig and enjoy it?!

WTG there and stick with it.

D10 said...

Way to shut out the negative thoughts. There are always those days that are tough mentally. Keep working at it, things will get easier.

mommie2lea said...

Great job sticking it out, and with PF pain even! I remember my C25K W1D1 workout... I thought I was going to die! And I was sore for 3 days afterwards... I hope you can skip that part, LOL, because the PF is enough for you to suffer through.

And congrats to the hubby, too. :-)

Shosh said...

Carly I am so proud of you for getting out there and even though you had a lot of negative self talk you pushed Baby Diva through it...you finished your first 30 minutes!!! That's awesome.

Good on taking care of your foot after. You are the boss and it's going to know that for sure after today. When is the next workout? Yeah for Chub Hub getting out there too.

You're going to a fit couple!

Marlene said...

Congratulations on starting C25K! Just keep shushing the nagative voices - it will get easier again!

MCM Mama said...

Congratulations on getting out there and sticking it out. I love to run, but I hate to run with a running stroller, so I'd probably have been whining as well. Try to do at least some of your workouts without the stroller if you can. It definitely changes the experience...

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Good job for getting started. Sorry it was miserable at first, but you kept on it and that's great. I remember when I first started running it felt like I was going to die, I think it would feel the same if starting after an extended break.

Good for hubby too. :-)

Catholic Runner said...

Great job not giving up, a weaker woman would have caved. Keep it up and you'll be running 10K's before you know it.

Hope the PF goes away soon. I wish I could get my husband to run, what's your secret?

Carolina John said...

Way to go Carly! getting off the couch at all is a great way to start. From here on out it's all in your head. You'll get the pain kinks worked out, i've started stretching more to help my pain. Still, you did the tough part. making that first run.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on Day 1!

It will only get easier from here...

N.D. said...

Great job getting back out there!

Pokey said...

Nice job Carly!!!!! I all too often have the "I hate running" mental speak going on....but it sure feels great when you tell the voice in your head to SHUT THE HECK UP and keep on moving!!! Awesome job!!!!

You ARE a veteran and you will be back on track in no time :)

MizFit said...

no tips for you (obviously) but impressed beyond belief.

you so hard core.

and I need a personal running coach.

that is all.

Shoe Running said...

Way to go getting out the door! I think such a big part of forming a habit is that first step. Once you've done something once, it gets to be so much easier to do it again and agian! I wish you luck in the C25K challenge! Go rock it girl! :)

akshaye said...

That's very impressive. So much of this is about shutting off that negative voice in your head. You did great!

Marci said...

Great blog, heard about it from a variety of other blog sites. Good job getting out there and running, and take care of that foot!

RooBabs said...

Next time you run, just keep focusing on that last part of your run- the good part. And you totally show that foot who's boss!! Great job to you and the hubby!

Jami said...

Fellow runner stopping to say hi and that I enjoyed your recent posts. Keep up the hard work and keep reminding yourself why you run...

Vava said...

Man, I am suffering through plantar fasciitis now, and I can totally feel your pain. I like your attitude as far as showing your foot who the boss is!