Today was rough. The morning started with my Great Aunt’s funeral. (She was my Dad’s aunt, and my “Shopping Cousin’s” mother.) I hate funerals, I mean, I know that nobody likes them, but I avoid them at all costs. It’s hard seeing everybody you love hurting. But, it was a nice service, and my family was there to support each other. After everything was over, I had a massive headache, partially due to my braces. I took a nap. After I woke up, my headache was less menacing. So, I talked myself into going to the gym. I kept telling myself it doesn’t matter if I “feel” like it. There are mornings that I don’t feel like going to work, but I go anyway. I recently re-read my post about the day I lost my job, and still went to the gym.
I used that as motivation, and I got dressed and headed to my new gym. I put on lip gloss and earrings too. Sometimes when you look better, you feel better. This was my 3rd day of Week 1. I was able to do 6 of the 8 minute-long interval runs. I kept coaching myself saying, “I can do anything for 60 seconds!” It was good to see progress, especially since I’m running at about 5MPH on the treadmill. People always email me and ask if it’s okay to repeat days or weeks of the program. Of course! I will have to repeat Week 1 until I can complete all 8 runs. Hopefully after adding an extra day of training, I’ll be able to move on to Week 2. Have a great weekend! Do something active.
About the Author: Carli Fierce is a Fitness and Weight Loss Blogger promoting a healthy lifestyle through her book “The Official 5K Training Guide”, hundreds of blog posts and FREE 5K Training podcasts that have helped people around the world get up and run. Follow her on Facebook.com/CarliFierce, on Twitter @CarliFierce, Instagram @CarliFierce.