Why do holidays have to be food related? It doesn’t matter what holiday it is, we eat a lot. Memorial Day weekend, a time to honor fallen soldiers has turned into BBQ weekend. I’ll admit I’m one of those who participates more in the act of eating than the act of remembrance but I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. I spent the weekend with Sam and his family eating, petting cows, and eating some more. The BBQ night was Sunday instead of Monday however because Sam and I had to come back to Houston for Sam to go to work the next day. It was definitely not a good week as far as food consumption which honestly motivated me to push this week with my C25K journey. Here’s how this week went:
Week 2, Day 1: Brisk 5 minute warm-up walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes. 5 minute cool down.
It honestly felt really good to get up on that treadmill after three days of sitting around eating. The first 90 second jog didn’t even faze me and I was surprised. It felt great to run! But for the rest of the workout my body was screaming at me. It realized this wasn’t something we usually do but I pushed and pushed to get through each set of jogging. I didn’t take any extra long walking breaks, I jogged when I was supposed to. It felt good to sweat and breath heavily because I knew it would mean progress in the long run (pun slightly intended). I finished the workout, showered, and then the cold started.
Week 2, Day 2: Same day 1 workout.
Unfortunately I didn’t workout for about three days. I felt really under the weather with a nasty sore throat and an achy body. It was mostly multiple days of orange juice, soup, cold medication, and an extended cut Harry Potter marathon. When I finally did go to do my second day boy did it hurt! My calves were crying for help but I pushed. I pushed passed the pain and the lack of breath. A cool shower and the couch were definitely welcomed by my body afterwards.
Week 2, Day 3: Same day 1 & 2 workout.
Due to the fact I took three days off for what I believed to be a cold I had to do two days in a row to finish off the week. It ended up being the fact that I have allergies in Texas to explain for the sore throat and eventual stuffy nose. I ended the second week sore and breathing heavy but it still felt good, regardless of allergies. Hopefully going into week three I’ll be a little more cleared up and ready to push to the next level.
Along with being the end of the first quarter of C25K I was accepted by the Houston Humane Society for the position I interviewed for last week. I’ll be working in their wellness center as a clinic receptionist and I cannot wait to start working again! Great news after a long process of countless job applications. Here’s to the next step to life in Texas.