I found a workout routine in my Women's Health magazine that I thought I could do, so Monday I started off with that. Um...yeah...I could finally walk normal on Thursday from that workout. Might be cutting out the extra exercises for my legs since they get a workout from running. I'm going to keep looking for other strength training routines for the rest of my body.
Tuesday, with my legs killing me, I hopped on the treadmill for day 1 of week 6 - take 2. Started the treadmill, pushed play on my iPod and got silence. My iPod died. I was pretty irritated, because I couldn't remember what day 1 entailed, but I decided to just wing it. I did my 5 minute warm-up walk and then started on my first run, which I thought was supposed to be 5 minutes. After that run, I slowed down to a walk. But as I was walking, I kept thinking was that really 5 minutes? It was too easy, I wasn't even breathing heavy....so after walking for a minute, I decided to go back to running and just see how long I could run. I ended up running for 25 MINUTES STRAIGHT!!!! For my slow run, that worked out to be about 1.7 miles, but oh my God I was thrilled. The longest I had ran before that was 13 minutes. And I actually felt like I could have gone longer, but I had to stop and get back to work.
Wednesday was a well needed break. I actually had an appointment during lunch so I had to skip working out, but my legs thanked me.
Thursday I decided to just run for as long as I could again, which ended up being 20 minutes. Finally I went online to see what week 7 was supposed to be and it was 3 days of running for 25 minutes. So I decided that I was close enough and I'm officially on week 7. Only 2 more weeks to go.
Today was day 3 and again I was able to run for 25 minutes and felt like I could keep going. Good thing because I have to run for 28 minutes next week. But I'm positive I can do it!! I have slowed my speed down now that I'm doing the longer runs, but at least I'm completing them :)
To add to my great week, I have lost another pound, and I found a pair of jeans I forgot I had, that I could actually fit into. They are a size smaller than my current size, so I'm stoked!!! I needed a good week this week to boast my confidence. I can do this. Only two more weeks!!!!