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Monday, August 13, 2012

My Journey to 5K - Day 3 Week 1

So yesterday was Day 3 of Week 1 of my training.  It started good until my daughter bailed on me - she climbed the Chief a couple of days ago so apparently her legs were sore - boohoo! I am double her age and don't complain of the many aches and pains that I have as she does about a couple of sore muscles! Kids today!

Penny our crazy boxer
Since I was going alone, I decided to take the dog with me - I have a boxer name Penny who is 3 years old and wild.  To be perfectly honest, I don't believe even Cesar Milan can train this pup.  I think she is the most unruly, insane dog on earth and we own her.  Love her to pieces but she is uncontrollable.  What a big mistake that was! The workout begins with a brisk walk and though Penny pulled on the leash madly I was still able to control her.  But once the workout trainer says now jog, all hell broke loose!  Penny turned into psycho dog and began pulling on the leash and trying to bite the leash pulling me from side to side.  How I didn't break a hip or a leg or an arm I don't know.  Luckily, I was still near home so instead of continuing on my route I turned around and brought her back home.  Won't be making that mistake again.

The route that we usually take, takes us through our neighbourhood park but I am a bit nervous in the park by myself so I decided to change it a bit more for safety.  We've never had any issues in our neighbourhood but I don't really feel like being a statistic. So I changed it a bit and though it seemed tougher than our usual route - a little steeper on the climb - the challenge was welcomed.  

After watching the London Olympics these last 16 days, I developed a re-new sense of strength.  Hard work, dedication, passion and determination are necessary to accomplish just about anything.  I am determined to complete this training.  I watched Oscar Pistorious' relay race yesterday and I was so in awe of this man.  He ran this race with two prosthetic legs - simply unbelievable.  Even though he did not win his race, it was obvious that the sheer factor of participating in the Olympics as an able body gave him tremendous satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment.  The interesting part is that usually the disability is only seen by the able - the disable only see the ability. Truly inspirational.

I think I may make it.

End of Day 3 Week 1


  1. You can do it! I'm on week 7 of couch to 5k and I never thought I could get here but here I am! I'm running a 5k in 3 weeks, hope I can make it!

  2. Thank you for the encouragement! Good luck with your 5K! Let me know how you did :)


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