So today was Week 4 Day 3 of my C25k challenge and it was not easy. I really had to reach down deep inside to finish that last run. I had to run up a hill. I actually grunted very loudly to get up that hill. Some lady was looking at me as I rounded the hill. I actually did all 4 runs. I was slow as hell but I got them down.
I am actually a bit concerned about running on Saturday. I'm suppose to move on to Week 5, which is 3 5 min runs. I just don't know if I can do it. I just feel like I really really struggled to finish that 2nd 5 min run. How can I possibly handle 3 5 min runs? But then again I didn't think I could handle even one 5 min run and today I finished 2. It would actually be 1 min less of running total.
This is such a mind game with myself. I really find myself pushing myself and talking me through each run. After all who in the world cares if I ever run again? This is a goal/challenge I set for me and I have to do it. In that same vein, I am beginning to find that my hip is starting to really hurt. I'm stretching before and after each run. I'm taking ibuprofen. I'm swearing off high heels. I think I need to break down and use some ice. I am my own worst enemy. I am my own competition. I am my own champion. I will do this. Bum hip and all . . .
Pushing through song of the day: This river is wild by The Killers