Monday, January 16, 2012

Couch 2 5K : Week 3

Week 3 I started back to work  after the winter break so I got an idea of what it would be like to run while trying to live life. 

Wednesday was the first day for week 3 day 1 and I was VERY scared because the workout was as follows:
  • Walk 5 minutes
  • Run 90 secs
  • Walk 90 secs
  • Run 3 minutes
  • Walk 3 minutes
  • Run 90 sec
  • Walk 90 sec
  • Run 3 minutes
  • Walk 3 minutes
  • Walk 5 minutes
I could not remember a time I had run 3 minutes straight except for the one year I played basketball at GTCA!
 Misa went with me the first day for support and I really surprised myself and I did it! I wont lie the 3 minutes was hard and I held onto the treadmill for some of it but I kept hearing Julian Michaels from the Biggest Loser when she yells at the contestants who hang onto the treadmill so I never hung on for long!

The 2nd day was Friday and Allie had gotten sick the night before and Misa had decided to go to Michigan with his cousin to visit his parents and attend the Detroit Auto show. He graciously delayed his departure to that I could go to work for half a day and run before he left. Allie ended up being really sick and ran fever for 3 days straight which pretty much kept us in the house.  (Chloe went to winterquest with the youth group.) I have struggled with depression off and on since I can remember and having to be in the house with a sick child and not getting great sleep I found myself slipping back into my old depression patterns (being in the dark, staying in bed, watching TV, and only getting up to take care of Allie or make food).  By the time her fever had left on Monday, I knew that I was really depressed.
Misa was gone and I missed the 6th anniversary of CR and then CR training on Sunday.  Which means I did not have a lot of contact with people which is usually when my depression creeps in. Anyways, we went to pick up Chloe and take her to ukulele on Monday. I could hear myself all day trying to talk myself into delaying day 3 but I decided to just DO IT so that I would stay on track of my program!
 So after ukulele we headed to the YMCA and I completed Day 3 Week 3! It was the hardest day but I had some great music and I got through it with only 10 secs of "treadmill hanging on."

Lesson Learned:  Connection to people has finally become a very important part of my life and it keeps me balanced and it helps keep a reality frame.
Accountability and sticking to it are important and I am so proud for not quiting or delaying my goal!

1 comment:

  1. I'm really proud of you Jen! I am glad you were so honest here. It helps your friends know how to reach out to you in the future when a similiar situation might come up.