Monday, November 14, 2011

{ Running with Annie - Week 2 of my C25K Experience }

Okay, so I officially completed week 2 of the Couch to 5K aka C25K  running training program by Cool Running. And there are a few things I discovered during Week 2---- Running with Annie is the best! and by this I mean Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics. (remind me to tell you how when thinking of names for my daughter, Annie was one of the top 5 b/c I think Annie Lennox is so awesome.)  Sweet Dreams is a great song for running. Right when I am in that phase of feeling my calves are on fire and my muscles feeling fatigued, Annie's powerful voice sings in through my earphones with "Sweet Dreams are made of these..." and I think to myself how true that is. I know what my sweet dream is in terms of fitness and health and if this is what sweet dreams are made of then I will run on...."Keep your head up. Movin' On. Hold your head up. Movin' on."
Another thing I learned during week 2 of the C25K program is that  Week 1 really did prepare me for Week 2. Even when I think I can't do the increased run time, I do it, and then I think, "Wow, that wasn't so bad."
Finally, I also learned that a great scenery can do wonders. I am blest to live in a very visually appealing nature-filled neighborhood and area. During Day 2 of Week 2, I decided to train alongside the St. John's River after dropping off my daughter at her school. It was a crisp cold morning. The scenery, the air, and running to the voice of Annie Lennox made for a great workout and for the most part, I was able to ignore the "just let me melt into jello on the pavement" feeling in my legs. I LOVE the C25K program!
 By the way, Sweet Dreams is also what's playing on my Virtual Victrola . It is my song for you. Don't forget to turn off my playlist on bottom of this page before listening to my Virtual Victrola

Sealed with a Kiss, Kirsten