My Couch to 5K Journey: Week Two, Day One
Today starts the 90 minute running, two minute walking segments.
Conversation in my head:
Shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle…shuffle, shuffle, shuffle, shuffle...
Slow your (running) pace. You feel that, that hurts doesn't it? Slow down. See, it stopped. You will not get to the end of twenty minutes more quickly if you do the running segments at a faster pace. Time doesn’t speed up because you run (shuffle) faster. The walking segments will not last longer because you are walking slower; you can handle a faster walk pace.
Remember core and joint alignment in class? Head up, spine aligned, shoulders back and down, hips tucked properly, knees in line with toes…see that feels better, just like when you do it in session.
Stop clenching your toes. It’s making your shins clench too, that hurts more, and that makes the drag feeling increase. Spread your toes. They won’t spread any farther; the shoes are boxing in toes. If I could spread them I think I would feel better. Get the other shoes so you can practice walking in them.
“Well, I’ve been saved by the grace of Southern charm! I got a mouth like a sailor and yours is more like a Hallmark card…
…It’s easier can’t you see, let’s agree to just disagree…
…I’m just like you, only prettier.”
I love that song.
Must shuffle off now to give the boys a driving lesson.