Week 2 of C25K: Roadblock

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Image Courtesy of http://weight.sdghealth.com/couch_to_5k_weight_loss_success_stories.html

After a successful Week 1, Week 2 of Couch to 5K training was complicated: first by scheduling and then by injury.

Week 2 Day 1 I did alone on a cool but sunny Tuesday morning. It went well: I alternated 90 seconds of jogging with 2 minutes of walking, venturing down the mild hill and through the neighborhood full of newer, cookie cutter homes, down a main street past our local dog park, and back up the hill towards the apartment complex. I felt fresh, good.

Week 2 Day 2 was complicated by scheduling. Normally I would have trained alone again on Thursday before work. But Josh needed to move our joint run from Saturday afternoon to Friday after work. I was concerned that doing kettlebells, then working a full day, then running, and then doing my yoga challenge after cooking dinner might be a little too much for me. We decided on a less hilly route than we had taken the previous week, due to Josh’s knee bothering him. We made it about halfway through the run when… crunch! Josh’s poor knee decided enough was enough! We walked the rest of the time, I advised him to R.I.C.E. it, and we parted ways.

Week 2 Day 3 was solo again. It was Saturday around 4 pm, the day was gorgeous and still a bit cool, and I wound back through the fancier homes, greeted nicely by one young man (am I getting so old I call college guys ‘young men’?!) On my way back up the hill (which felt much harder in the afternoon than it had when I’d done it in the morning), I got a nod from a man running the opposite direction, which I returned. I got A NOD. I took this to mean I looked enough like I knew what I was doing that I am now in “the club”. Runners, correct me if I’m wrong here!

Sunday morning I got a message from Josh with the following image:

R.I.C.E. R.I.C.E., baby!
R.I.C.E. R.I.C.E., baby!

A quick chat confirmed that I would be doing Week 3 on my own so that Josh could heal up. I’m just glad he quit before he couldn’t walk anymore!

Stay tuned for Week 3!

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5 comments

  1. There’s a club? Where do I si…uh, wait, no never mind. I’m not good with clubs. Or having to fake knowing what I’m doing. lol.

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  2. The nod is real! It’s like a secret club.

    Sorry to hear Josh is hurting. Rest is good, and hopefully he’ll be able to heal up and be back at it soon.

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  3. Poor Josh. Nothing to do but rest. Remember there is always swimming and/or bicycling which is
    also exercise and much easier on the knees. Good luck to all.

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