I just post here what I've been doing as if I'm writing in my diary. I don't want to post on social media constantly about my running adventure, but I also need to talk about it =DD In a year, I wanna come back and read these, and be surprised (hopefully).
So, after doing my w5r2 session as a non-stop running for 27 mins, here is how I proceeded:
W5R3: I was listening to the podcast, but I ran for 30 min, 4.4k, non-stop. I think I need to improve my posture, my back hurt for the last two minutes. Then I did some runners' yoga, and felt really good.
W6R1: Still listening to Laura (it is kinda relieving) but ran for 35 min, 5.2km, non-stop. I was so proud of myself. No serious pain or something, I did stretching and yoga, and that was it.
W6R2: My resistance training the day before focused on legs, so I was pretty tired. Decided to stick with the program. I was running to work with my backpack (not heavily packed, though), I did 10mins running, 3mins walking, 10mins running. It was hard, so I took it easy.
After the work out on my non-running day and w6r2 next day, I had an appointment at the hospital that is 6.2k away. I walked there and back, and it was too much. The last five mins, I wanted to sit down and cry. Hahhaha.
Took 2 days of rest this time, just doing yoga and walking to work and back.
W6R3: I did not have my phone with me, but wanted to run. So this time, without Laura, I ran for 29mins. But I was so slow, so so slow that I couldn't believe. I mean, not that it matters much, I was just surprised how slow I could get. Music that I've been complaining a lot was apparently quite helpful to keep me on track.
So I guess, I am not an exemplary participant in this C25k program, but I am really glad that I am doing it (my way, but still). I am glad that I committed to this one way or another and stick around enough to see that it is more of a mental challenge than anything else.