C25K - Week 6, Day 1


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We're on to week 6. Can you believe it?  I wasn't able to start on Monday like I usually do.  Family first.  But here I am on Tuesday, making it happen by the grace of God.

Today I finally reached one of my goals!  Sometime during the 5-min cool down, I had finally made it back to the green and white gazebo!  There's nothing super fantastic about this building, but merely the fact that I use landmarks to help gauge my distance.  Making it to the gazebo also meant that I surpassed the 2 mile mark.  So today, although there were some walking intervals, I made it to 2.27 miles.  Now the real test is to see what I can do by Day 3 of this week, when I have to jog without the walking breaks, but still, a milestone has been finally reached.

Gazebo
Inside the Gazebo
Jogging at different times of the day is quite interesting.  I went out this morning, but a little later than usual which meant I faced a different crowd of people.  One thing I know is this, although it was still cool, I need to be finished my workout before 8 a.m. because freshly cut grass and my allergies do not agree.  But groundskeepers must do their jobs.  And also, I wonder, why in the world would you put on perfume to go exercise?  Every time I passed that same girl, I had to take a whiff of some probably wonderful perfume, but I have a heightened sensitivity to certain things like perfumes.  What I do like is to smell the fresh, crisp air in the morning, free from all those things I mentioned.

Learning some things!
Last but not least, what did I learn today?  I learned that after all those years in education, either as a student or teacher, one thing is certain - we've always been taught in the U.S. to do things to the right.  Walk to the right, drive on the right side of the road, raise your right hand and repeat after me, etc.  But when it comes to walking or jogging, people are all over the place.  And I know they've been taught the same things.  So what did I do?  Jog to the left for people who refuse to cross over.  What is the lesson for me?  Sometimes in life we face times when we have to take the high road.  There's no need for argument, or confrontation, neither is there a time to harp on your soapbox, but rather do what is best in that situation, even when it means you have to give up the right for the wrong.  And let's face it, sometimes we do have to do that in this world.

Hopefully this is the last week of this pretty pink and super raggedy armband.  The truth is, it wasn't designed or made well.  The plastic protective covering has detached itself from the seams and the phone sides are exposed.  Once one side started doing that, the other followed suit.  And you know I haven't had it even a month!  I really don't like having to make second purchases so soon, but it is what it is.  So I ordered this armband which has already shipped.  Hopefully I'll have that by the end of the week.  I'm trusting that the same company that made my phone won't let me down. *fingers crossed*
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Let me just say how appreciative I am of you all for commenting and sending me so much encouragement via blog comments or emails or even Facebook messages.  It means a lot!

Week 6, Day1
p.s.  Washed my hair this weekend.  Felt so good.  Now what?  LOL
Until next time,


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5 comments:

  1. You are doing so well on your C25K journey. I jogged all summer and loved the way it made me feel and looked. Argh! I've got to get back off my booty again. Keep it up!!!

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  2. Isn't it funny how you do see the same people if you go out at around the same time each day. We have a whole crowd of walkers that we see around 6:00-6:30 in the morning. If we start at 6:30, it's a whole different crowd.

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  3. Yay, way to go! You have allergies? What's your antihistamine of choice? :)

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  4. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Yeah, I do not understand wearing perfume during exercise either. I hope your new armband is good quality! Music is key to reaching your goals!

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  5. Great job! Stitcking to a workout routine for 6 weeks is tough to do!

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