I'm on Week 7 and I'm so proud of myself. I even did my last run alone. My husband wasn't riding his bike next to me like he usually does. He serves as a bit of a distraction from the pain in my legs, so the fast that I could do it without him made me feel good. I do think I need to invest in an Ipod. I can't listen to music while I have Pokémon Go on in the background of my phone.
So, I'm starting Week 7 today with Run 1, but I'm a little concerned about the rest days. Now that hunting season is here, my work schedule is changing. I have to work 3 to 5 days in a row, from 6 am to midnight. I know the running is only 30 minutes, but by the time I get home, eat, check for ticks, go run, shower and go to bed, I'm gonna get less than 5 hours sleep. And my job is physically demanding, so I need my rest.
I was wondering if it would be ok to do 2 runs back to back? Like do W7R1 today, W7R2 tomorrow, take a break and then do Run 3 on Thursday? I'm working Friday-Monday, so I don't think I'll have time to do the run after Thursday. Then I plan to start week 8 next Tuesday.
Or would doing runs back to back be bad for my physical well being? I feel fine doing one day on, one day off. My calves do twitch quite a bit since I started running, but I've figured that's from finally using them instead of sitting on the couch.
Here goes Week 7!