Just keep running, just keep running…

Week three and four are behind me now.  I haven’t posted about them yet because I have been out of sorts.  A mixture of having tons o’ crap to do and being extremely tired.  Baby Sunshine has reached her six-month sleep regression.  Every night for about a week, she had us up every two hours.  She didn’t want to eat or be changed, she just wanted to be held.  The good news is that she has returned to her old sleep pattern (for the last two nights anyway) and she is very close to mobile.  She is commando crawling around the floor when she is not trying to stand up(!!!)  She has started trying to pull herself up on furniture and we had to lower the mattress in her crib.   She also started clapping yesterday.  A skill that will come in handy when I cross the 10K finish line in May.

I started week 5 today so I figured I better get week three and four posted.

Week 3

 All indoor runs (my first outdoor run will not be until March when the babysitter starts).

Five minute warm-up and 5 minute cool down.  Jog 90 seconds, walk 90 seconds, Jog 3 minutes, walk 3 minutes.  28 total minutes.

Walking speed – 3.5, jogging speed – 5.5, running speed – 7.0 mph

Random program at level 1

Each run was 2.1 miles each for a total of 6.3 miles (10.14 km)

Playlist song – Authority Song by John Cougar Mellencamp.  A fun, catchy beat that kept me running when I was so drop dead tired.  It also reminded me of dancing with my Aunts. 

Week 4

Same as above other than:

Thirty-one minute runs with 5 minute warm up and cool down.  Jog 3 minutes, walk 90 seconds, Jog 5 minutes, walk 2.5 minutes. 

Each run was 2.4 miles for a weekly total of 7.2 miles (11.6 km)

Playlist song – Float On by Modest Mouse.  This song is in my top 5 list of favourites.  The lyrics are testament to how I live my life.  Shitty things happen but your outlook affects the outcome.  “Alright, don’t worry, even if things end up a bit too heavy, we’ll all float on”.


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