Saturday, August 4, 2012
well, here we are. the calendar has changed again and suddenly, it's august. this summer has absolutely been flying by... though i guess they always do! i have been enjoying it, though, and am looking forward to seeing what august and september will bring. after all, i love summer, but i love fall even more.
if you've been following my couch-to-5k adventure on facebook or via this blog, you may notice that my updates on that subject seem to have trailed off. i had originally planned on finishing the program in june, then in july. i was on track to make that second goal, but a little over a week ago (right at the end of the month), i was running on the gym when i tripped and fell. fortunately, i only strained my right knee, and a little over a week later, it is feeling much better. however, i felt that it would be best to take some time off of running, which brings us to august, and the last two days of the couch-to-5k program.
though it has taken much longer than i thought it would, i am incredibly proud of myself for making it as far as i have. i am stronger and in better shape than i was at the beginning of the year, and i continue to see results today. i anticipate that as i get back into running (which i am hoping to do next week), i will see that positive trend continue. before i got injured, i was running 2.5 miles in 30 minutes, which isn't too far off pace. it will likely take a little while to get to that pace and beyond, but i will get there eventually. i am certainly not deterred.
i am hoping that week nine will go off without a hitch. once i make it through, i plan on sharing not only the weekly recap, but also my thoughts on the program as a whole, as well as my plans for the future. even though i've been working at this for a while, i know i still have so much further to go. i look forward to continuing to progress, both as a runner and in good health.