100 Days to 5K (Take 2)

Day 23

I did it. The day was miserable outside, but I still got out and did a jog. I tricked myself by saying that I needed to get dressed to put the rubbish out, and because it was cold out, I should put on my running shoes. Great strategy because I got back inside, grabbed my phone and earphones and set off.

My phone was in my jacket pocket because I didn’t have a pocket in my running outfit. Thus, my music stopped. I turned it off and kept going.

Dodging the puddles was the hardest thing to do today! We must have had plenty of rain last night. Fortunately, the ground was dry, so I could keep my feet dry and avoid puddles in the path by walking on the grass.

I managed a continuous jog of 600 meters today. This was 100 meters more than my goal distance. Woo Hoo! Starting to feel like I will be successful. Next run, I am going to target a kilometre. That means I will have to do some intensive workouts to increase my lung capacity.

It’s taken me almost one-quarter of my goal time to start to feel like I will be successful here. By the time I am at Day 50, I guess I should be running 2.5 kilometres continuously. But I will aim for 3 kilometres because I want to work on getting my running time once I have hit my target distance.

That goal of 3 kilometres continuous running in the next 27 days is a little scary. I know I can do this because the last time I attempted to run 5km in 100 days, I ran over 1 kilometre by Day 15 and improved rapidly.

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