My name isn’t Bertha, but my butt sure did boogie last night. I wrapped a nice big sweater around my waist to keep the boogie to myself, which i’m sure everyone else in the gym was completely thankful for.
I boogied myself to a new personal best (haha, personal best – well, it is!) of jogging for 22 minutes. I was going to follow week 6 of the Couch to 5k Program. I believe the second workout of this week is to do a brisk warm-up walk (5 minutes), then run 10 minutes, walk 3 minutes, run 10 and walk 5 (cool-down). I only wanted to spend 30 minutes on it, so I followed the plan, but just jogged the last two minutes at the end, to make 22 minutes. That’s pretty incredible for me to accomplish. I still didn’t go very far (2.38 miles) but as long as i’m jogging, that’s okay with me.
It was easier yesterday to focus on jogging. At one point, a younger boy jumped onto the treadmill next to me to run. GAME ON, kid. I wish there would always be someone running next to me. Someone just a little bit better. My competitive nature is so strong that there was no way he was going to out-run me. At least, not until I got all my minutes in! This is a good part why I was able to make it to 22 minutes. I pretended I was fine, because I really didn’t want to stop jogging before he did. Although, the kid really wimped out after just a few minutes.
In actuality, I WAS pretty fine. I was concerned that the jump from running 5 minutes to running 10 minutes in a stretch was going to knock me on my back but i’ve done it a couple times now, and it seems to be working for me.
I’m taking today off for exercise, going out for wings and beer later. Back at it tomorrow. Hopefully.