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I Got My Butt Kicked

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tonight I attempted the Couch25k W1D1 workout. It kicked my butt. It was more of a beat down. I barely made it through half of the workout. I ended up walking through the second half. My chest was on fire. Hours later I'm still coughing. My legs and feet felt like cement. I couldn't control my breathing. I nearly puked.

I'm not ready to throw in the towel just yet. I really would like to do my first 5k on January 1, 2013. Tomorrow I'll do 30 minutes of walking and on Saturday I'll repeat half of the Couch25k W1D1.

I don't think of tonight as a failure. I learned what I am able to do at this stage in the game. I got my butt out there. I didn't use lack of proper gear or my weight as excuses.

Here is a photo of me after I got my butt kicked by Couch25k. I look a little cocky but trust me, all I could think of was my lungs felt like they were on fire.

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    3026 days ago
    Don't give up! A lot of us have felt that way at first. One thing to do is to make sure that you go slow. Don't try to go too fast. You can get speed much later, but for now build up the endurance and go as slow as you need too. And also lots of us have repeated days or weeks for as long as we need to in order to feel comfortable with it. You can do this. Hre is a couple of my favorite quotes:
    "I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far. I AM A RUNNER because I say I am. And no one can tell me I'm not."
    John Bingham, author and runner

    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 if you’ve been running for 20 years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get in. You just run. John Bingaman
    3029 days ago
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