Couch25K Update (End of Week 5)

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When I started the couch25K trick I scanned the training schedule and immediately focused on today’s workout as it stuck out like a sore thumb as the smart kids say. On Wednesday I walked five and ran eight twice. That was fine. Today says I need to run twenty consecutive minutes after a five minute walk.

For runners or people who are in any kind of shape I would think this twenty minute thing is not a big deal. For me I have never run twenty consecutive minutes in my life. I think I ran about sixteen minutes once doing a pre-season test for high school football. That was twenty six years ago and it sucked very badly.

It is both a physical and mental challenge for me. I will know in less than forty five minutes for sure but I think this right now. I think there are 100 reasons I will not be able to complete it.

Call me Captain Flip-Flop though as I still think I will. That is an awkward feeling……

BTW, my pops just gave me an excellent tip. He suggested that I should not die while doing the run as it would probably ruin the Kentucky Derby for him….bahahahahahahahaha

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Well, that went better than expected. I completed it without any major problems. Some discomfort in the back but nothing really worth mentioning. I unfortunately am one of those who runs the scenarios through his head before they happen. I suspected that around minute eighteen I would be cursing myself for being an idiot and getting myself into this. I also thought I would be dreaming up ways to tell my excellent sister that the 5K we are planning on July 20th is not going to happen.

Instead, right about that time I thought that I could do more than the twenty minutes if I wanted to. It turns out I did want to and I went for twenty-two minutes. Why? ………….because I could and because it was my way of telling couch25K that they were going to be my bitch by the time this is done! bahahahahahaha. Cheers -Clint

P.S. The best part was getting back and finding a congrats message from the excellent Stephanie saying she knew I would do it. Thanks Q.O.R.E!

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6 comments on “Couch25K Update (End of Week 5)

  1. hootfish says:

    I never doubted you Clint! 🙂 You’re much too stubborn…wait I meant awesome (they kinda sound the same!) to not accomplish whatever you set your mind to!

    HUGE HUGS
    ~Steph

    P.S. Umm I am not sure if you are aware of it or not but…that damn shirt is about 4 sizes too big for you Buddy!

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  2. Overboard_Eater says:

    Awesome work! I found out from my journey with C25K that running is way more mental than physical. I think you just figured that out too! again, great job 🙂

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  3. D.J. Mayo says:

    I have absolutely no reason for being on this website, don’t know how I got here and have no idea if you will get this email. I just wanted to say hello and ask that you tell NO ONE that we are wearing woman’s clothing to the event tomorrow evening!

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  4. Wienerking says:

    Thank you for being my bro, you da man.

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