So I just finished Week 4 and I'm very proud of myself. The 5 minute runs were hard for me, but I pushed through. Mainly with the help of my husband who rode his bike behind me and decided to play the speech from Independence Day or the song from Rocky.
So I'm moving on to Week 5. I know I can do the 5 minute runs, but can someone suggest anything to keep my baby cows from tightening up while I'm jogging? And by baby cows I mean my calves. I do some leg stretches while I'm doing the warm up and while I'm doing the walk in between runs. But during the 5 minute runs it sometimes feels like my calves are about to seize up and I'm gonna drop to the floor. Slowing down doesn't help the tightening sensation. My husband says it could be the way I run. I take itty bitty steps cause I'm short. He said that maybe if I took longer strides my baby cows might not hurt as much.
Also in pain are my biceps. I didn't know running would make my biceps hurt. Oh, do your arms get toned from running? That would be cool.
I was thinking yesterday about how long I've been doing C25K and I came to the realization that this is the longest I've ever stuck to a workout regime. Actually, the longest I've ever stuck to anything health related. Maybe this is a turning point in my health. I only had 2 sodas last week. That's big for me.
Go me! I'm so proud of myself.
Here goes Week 5