C25k, Exercise, Getting old, Running, This Girl Can

C25K week 3, day 2 – The get back on that horse run

Photo by Erin McGuire via Flickr
Photo by Erin McGuire via Flickr

Workout: 2 x 90/90, 2 x 3mins/3mins plus a 5 min warm up and cool down.

Weather: 6C foggy and damp.

Feeling: Apprehensive but determined.

Thoughts: Why do people drop litter? Seriously how hard it is to take it home with you or keep it until you see a bin? Argh!

It is fair to say I was not looking forward to this workout after the horrible time I had on the previous one but I knew I had to get back on that horse, so to speak, and trot on.

Armed with a playlist (for safety’s sake I only have one ear bud in) I set off into the cold, damp morning on Sunday and actually, rather surprisingly, once I got going I was looking forward to the run parts (what has happened to me?).

The first 90 was over pretty quickly and despite it being cold, which I struggle with, I wasn’t particularly out of breath. I was getting worried as I approached the first 3 mins but then this song kicked in:

Kids in America but Kim Wilde has such a good pace for me to run along too. I have no idea if this is a good technique or not but I concentrated on the song and I was done before I knew it. And the same thing, either by fate or design, happened for the final 3 mins. This time I was slightly more up to date (only just).

Eminem’s Lose Yourself started moments before the nice lady told me I needed to run and I thumped along to him.

I didn’t even need to use my power song. I certainly feel the music helped me pace myself a bit better along with being uplifting so encouraging me not to stop.  I suppose in an ideal world I need to learn how to do that on my own but for now I think I’ll keep adding songs – maybe even some from 2014 (ok, maybe not).

I’m actually looking forward to my next run.



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