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Week 5 - another mountain falls!

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I did it.  I can't believe I did it, but I did it.  It took 4 tries but I finally got past the 20 minute jog that is W5D3!


Heck, I even stretched it to 22+ minutes so that I could hit the next 500m split marker in MapMyRun.


When I got home, I was nearly in tears I was so emotional over having conquered this.  Peeking ahead to the upcoming session, I didn't see a thing that I didn't think I could do.  I like the progression from 20 to 30 minute jogs...  This all seems do-able now that I've 'done the 20'.


I've never had success like this before.  I can't find the words to describe my enthusiasm and optimism.


There are so many things that I've said over these past couple of months that started with "I never thought I could..."


For the first time in my life - I just jogged 2 miles non-stop.  I never thought I could do that.


You CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

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...and what a difference a couple of days make.


Yesterday was W6D1 - back to interval training.  That 22-minute run was in 73F with humidity and an occasional drop of rain.  Yesterday it was 90F, VERY humid and windy.  I had a hard time doing the 8:00 middle segment and it took some willpower to do the final 5:00 segment but the split notices from MapMyRun and the "1 minute left" from C25K in my ear really helped.


Now if we could just get a good rainstorm to wash away the goose dung that is all over my favorite paths at the local park.  That certainly keeps me running with my head down instead of up - avoiding the landmines!  Fortunately it's only in a couple of sections where they're going from a field to a pond...

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