Monday, 21 February 2011

happy 21st

No it's not my birthday , I am at least twice that number ...

It's the 21st today - so why am I happy.

I just realised yesterday I'd completed day 21 of 27 runs of the Couch to 5K.
I can report -it is still no easier.

I still huff and puff and wonder where the heck are the happy endorphins they promised.
I still ache (that is more to do with my fitness level and taking up running at my age ;).

Please don't let me put you off. It is do-able ...I just finished week 7. 
If I can do it you can too.

Shelley @ My Shoebox life completed the program last year and blogged every run.I am in awe.

I definitely don't plan on marathon running maybe a few charity runs like the Mother's Day classic.

I'm  motivated to live a life of purpose and at least do something 'good' if I have to stay fit.

I also don't want to come tripping over the finish line last .

I want to look good doing it. So I can't believe my lucky stars I won this over at Mrs Woog's ...least now I have a 4 min routine...though perhaps I need 40 minutes.

I can now look more part of a older yummy mummy instead of a granny . 

Go see Mrs Woog's adorable new kitten , Chuy Lewis and then come back and see mine...or yours if you want one...
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12 comments :

Jayne said...

I'm thinking of starting to run - or hobble - with Aspie teen at my side to keep me upright.
Maybe....

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Oh Jayne - get back on your bike , it much safer ;).
Don't let me put you off running I am sort of , kind of , sometimes enjoying it.

Becky said...

Good on you to be almost done, especially without promised endorphines and without it getting easier. So inspiring!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Becky - well I feel a little fitter at least and no way could I run 25 mins flat before.

melbo said...

Good one Trish - running is such a challenge. Keeping at it for seven weeks considering no prior training is amazing.

Tat said...

Wow, very impressive. And congratulations at winning what I wanted to win at Mrs Woog's.

Freedom23 said...

Hi Trish. you are good at the winning thing!! Come on over to "Freedom to..." and let me know what color you want your apron so i can get it made for you.

MissyBoo said...

Well done! You're very nearly there, and you inspired me. I've just done my 4th run (???) and am into the 2nd week :)

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

@melbo - you ease into it- starting with runs of 1min and walks of 1.5 mins ...that's why no prior training is required.
Each step pumps it up!

@Tat - I was shocked to say the least.There were over 150 entries i think.

@Jo - I will , today.Thank you.

@Lani- go you. It does feel good and I am really looking forward (ekk did I say that) to sticking with it and increasing to the 10km (or maybe 8km) to do the Mother's day Classic.

myshoeboxlife.com said...

Trish, you are awesome! I'm so happy for you. You know I hadn't run a full five kilometres in a couple of weeks, and I did it last night. Thought of you, now you're motivating me!! I'm already excited about my next run tomorrow. Crazy endorphins - gotta love it! xx

myrelish said...

Woo Hoo, you are almost finished, great work.

I had minutes of the endorphin rush and enjoyed running for a while, now I just love being out and enjoying the quiet so keep persevering!

Tamsyn said...

Impressive Trish! I can imagine how tough it is, well done for sticking it out :)

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