So today was Run 1 of Week 4 of C25K.

It kicked my arse. Big time.

Three five minute runs, two three minute runs. Or some such. I don’t know, I just do what the voice tells me to do. Yep, basically I got an iPhone so I could use the C25K App. LAME.

When I did Run 3 of Week 3 it wasn’t enough and so I jogged about 3 minutes of the 5 minute warm-up. Then I realised that while I’d started my now fairly awesome running playlist (thanks to BabelBabe) I’d forgotten to start the App. Awesome. So I ran some more.

I was pretty sore after that – probably the sorest I’ve been through the whole program.

Then I did today’s run. It’s about nine hours since I ran but my legs still have that goodgy wobbly sensation and the muscles going up the back of my thighs and my arse hurt like hell.

and you know what?

I love it.

I always have. I just fall out of the habit of it and then the thought about getting back into it just seems too hard.

And so here I am, 5.5kgs down (six weeks of not eating enough for a small starving nation every day) and four weeks into the program and already my body tells me, ‘you need to go for a run’. Awesome.

So all I need now is for some of you out there who are running (Badger, I’m looking at you) to share your running playlist with me. Please!


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  • way to go! I did think you’d post a picture of you running though:) I’m going to have to try the c25k as I haven’t exercised in years!
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    • OH DEAR LORD – there will be no photographic evidence. Ever. If I have anything to do with it.

  • jac

    Go you. I think when I got to this point when I was doing this last year (?) was the point when I felt like a RUNNING GOD. Also, it killed me, of course, but in a GODLIKE MANNER.

    • Isn’t it hilarious! I mean, I’m not even running constantly yet but I just feel so smug when I run past those walkers.

  • Duuude. I’mma email you.
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  • Impressed! I doubt I could run to the end of my block.
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    • DUDE, the first week, first run I was puffed by the 3 minute mark of the five minute walking warm-up. No shit. Now, I am running LIKE A GOD!

  • Karen

    I’m still sitting on the couch thinking about running! You are awesome.

    • Oh my – thank you ever so much. I am still aching from my run yesterday but am already plotting when I’ll go tomorrow.

  • Ohh love the look of the website!!! Very nice πŸ™‚ I have meaning to drop in since the Nuffnang Christmas party to say hi πŸ™‚ I am sorry I can’t share and exercise music but I wish you all the best in your jogging πŸ™‚ I will add you to my blogroll so I can keep track of your progress… unless it makes me feel guilty for eating to much cake πŸ™‚

    • Hello! the jogging, it is new! and exciting! my shiny bauble of the moment!

  • Paola

    Running is not my thing, Fabio does that in fact tomorrow he’s got a 10km in the morning. I do gym, a lovely mix of pilates and fit boxe which I LOVE to no end. So I know exactly what you feel when you say you need to go running, it’s what I feel 3 times a week when I go to the gym.
    Awesome AND good for you!

  • Bec

    That bossy American woman’s voice is what got me through. Something particularly nazi-like in the way she says β€˜Now’ that is impossible to disobey.

    I started when I had some time off work for full body recovery and now I’m back to work I have to do my running mostly on treadmill. I have discovered, however, that it is still possible to be smug about the mere treadmill walkers…

    • Smugness, the new black. And um, dude, is this your way of telling me you’re … thin?

  • Mrs Woog

    That is it. I am going to buy a mega bra and start running.

    • DUDE – have not even done that – am just letting them flippety flop all over the shop. I mean, they hang down around my ankles as it is, I’m not saving them from a worse fate than public humiliation and repugnation.

    • Oh, and forget the bra, get decent running sneakers. No really. My ankles are KILLING me.

  • I want to like exercise but I just don’t!

    Hi I have just nominated you for a game of blogger tag. This is as energetic as I get, have a look at my site, and if you are so inclined, please play along πŸ™‚
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  • I went for a huge run yesterday … running is better than crack in my opinion.
    I am listening to Miley Cyrus at the mo and I run very fast so no one can catch me and discover that I an listening to Miley Cyrus at the mo.
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    • Dude, I’m listening to rap and hip hop music with a lot of swearing. So not me. But maybe it is. And yes, running – totally addictive. But this has been the best way to do it – gradually and building up week by week. I know if I wasn’t doing it w/ C25K I would have stopped about three weeks ago.