Week 3 – Done, Finito, Finished!

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I would just like to say Week 3 of this Couch to 5 K program kicked my rear, literally!

Normally we run Monday, Wednesday, Friday (since it’s 3 days per week), however this last week we got behind a bit so we moved it in to Saturday morning.  Tbug was at the house with us and she did it with us.

Normal just picking on her and being able to outrun her, I can do that… but this whole distance thing… I have no stamina.  She and hubby left me high and dry.  I don’t feel like a runner.  I’ve never been fast, even in junior high the year one of my friends convinced me to run track with her.

Unfortunately, I suck.  I know, such a pessimistic attitude!

But I’m persistent.  I tried to keep going.  Although I would be lying if I said I wasn’t fighting back tears Saturday morning when I realized I couldn’t keep up with them.  I was ready to give up.  And truthfully, I’m not sure what kept me going.  But I’m slow enough I didn’t want to hold them back either.

I guess I am a lot like my husband was when he first joined the army.  He said their nickname for him was Tugboat because he kept going.

When hubby ran off, so did my music so I was alone, with my thoughts, fighting back tears.  It wasn’t a good partial run for me.  The second part of the running portion though hubby stayed with me and kept me going.  you have no idea how he is my rock on this.

Back in September, right around the time we started this I posted on my facebook page that I was not a runner, not a morning person, but my butt up and went this morning anyway.

I love this blogging world because I’ve met some fabulous people, and one of those fantastic people Jill sent me an encouraging email she saw up on one of her friend’s posts that stated this:

“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far . It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or you’ve been running twenty years. There’s no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get … You just run ” John Bingham
Thought that you might like that! 😉

So I want to take this minute and tell Jill, you have absolutely NO Idea how much those words helped me, even Saturday morning, like 2 weeks after you sent this to me.  I kept reminding myself of this quote you sent me and I pushed on, so Thank you!

I love this blogging world.  Ok I’ll quit being sappy now!

Gotta love my tall socks, but I’m still gun shy, my heels haven’t completely healed yet either.

0 thoughts on “Week 3 – Done, Finito, Finished!

  1. Awww! I'm glad that little email has kept you motivated!! (I only wish it had motivated me… lol)

    Push through the tears and discouragement. Whether you're keeping up with your husband or not, you are still out there, still doing it – and that is really something! You go girl!!


  2. I love that you didn't give up girly!!!

    That is a great message that Jill sent you – it's so true!

    Keep up the good work!!

    I'm starting today – I'll let you know how it goes.

  3. At least you're DOING it!!! Good for you! I think my favorite quote is the one that says something like “no matter how slow you go, you're still running laps around people sitting on the couch” (like me). So Go You!!! 🙂

  4. Wish I lived by you as I would come run with you as I am so slow too! Even after running all the time and when I was running 5 miles consistently it was still so slow.

    Good for you for not giving up

  5. Took guts and fortitude to keep putting one foot in front of the other! Good for you! That shit is hard, I know it is. Keep it up! You can do it!!

  6. Well, congratulations to you!
    I am not and never have been a runner. I'm happy with that.

    Good luck to you, and glad to see your hubby staying with you and supporting you!

    Have a wonderful week!

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