I don’t know what happened, but jogging has not been happening lately, at least not since the beginning of this month. It started to gradually go as I was only doing jogs on weekends, because I didn’t want to get on the treadmill and the only time I could go jogging out of doors (for my schedule, the weather, traffic, etc.) was on weekends. Then, I got a bad head cold, which I’m still getting over.
Yes, I feel a bit out of shape.
Yes, I think I’m avoiding doing longer runs (for me, 8 minutes of jogging without stopping is a long time). I’m really avoiding thinking about jogging 20 minutes without stopping (Couch 2 5K’s third workout for Week 5).
I knew when I started Couch 2 5K (again) that I didn’t know how far I would get. I sure didn’t get very far the first time. Still, I was surprised that I got to Week 5. I think having podcasts with my own music helped.
What do I plan to do? Once I’m completely over this head cold, I’m going to restart Couch 2 5K. I’ll go back to Week 1 (remember that it’s three workouts per week) and do one workout a day. Then, I’ll go straight into Week 2 (and so forth and so on).
Since I did Christmas music for Week 2, I did a new playlist with non-Christmas music. I’ll post the playlist soon.
As I get past Week 2 and into slightly longer jogging intervals, I might need to start spacing the jogs a day or so apart. I’m considering doing yoga or cardio/strength training workout videos in between jogging days. We’ll see.
Anyways, I want to exercise on a regular basis again. I want to progress in my jogging so that I can jog 5K without stopping. It’s taking forever and I wish I were in the shape I was in 5 years ago. I guess if I keep at it and get myself eating a bit healthier foods, I’ll get there eventually. It may just take a while!