Friday, December 05, 2008

Running more than ever

Gulp... 25 minutes of continuous running? Um... sure, I can do that. Let's see, anyway.
6th week of the couch to 5K.

Update: Crap. It's 7:30 already?

Update, part II:
Done! I couldn't face running around the house, so I braved the neighborhood. Crisp clear night: I could see an amazing amount of stars, surprising considering all the brightly decorated houses.
Slow pace, but I did it. It feels much better running at night. Even if the temperature is hovering around freezing, I feel better about running in the dark. I think maybe I've been reading too many of those vampire novels...

I'm interested in how much the mind plays a role in exercising. I've never tried to run for 25 minutes straight before; I wasn't sure I could do it. (I thought I could, but I wasn't sure.) Now I look at the rest of the schedule and don't feel a qualm. I might be slow, but I feel sure I can get there. That's a good feeling.


Theresa said...

Yes, you can do that! You've been sticking to the training and that's the key. Run, Merry, Run!

marie said...

Hey - You're running a HELLUVA lot more than I am lately.

I'm impressed :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Way to go!

You're really a Runner now, that's so cool!

The Merry said...

Thank you! You've all very encouraging!

C said...

WoooHoo! Go Merry!!

Jenn said...

You can TOTALLY do it. NO biggie. ;) Be sure to let us know how it goes!

Theresa said...

Yay, Merry!

I know what you mean about the uncertainty. Everytime I made it a little bit farther, or ran a little bit longer, there was always this bit of surprise. A "Wow, I can actually do that" moment. Because you're not sure until you've done it.

BTW, I know other folks who prefer to run in the dark. Go with what works for you!