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I did it. I finished W1D2 (week 1 – day 2) of the Couch to 5K program today.

My key to actually running in the morning: running attire in place the night before to guilt me into it in the morning. (Yes, those are my ancient tennis shoes along with my ancient ipod.)

I really did not want to do it. Getting out of bed was more than a chore this morning–  but luckily I laid out my running attire the night before, so when I finally rolled out of bed and walked in the bathroom I was met with the sight of my tennis shoes. They were taunting me and daring me to get out there and run. I thought about explaining to my shoes that I was still sore from Monday, but I realized that would just be crazy.

Even after the shoe stare-down I still didn’t want to do it but I brushed my teeth, pulled my hair back and washed my face. Then I talked myself into putting my shoes on and stretching — before I knew it I was hitting the pavement and had completed day 2.

“Day 2 was awesome and I feel great!”

is probably what I should be saying…but I’m not. I read all these posts from other people that are following the C25K and they are way more excited than I am. I am not looking forward to Friday at all. Don’t get me wrong. I am extremely proud of myself for accomplishing each step of the program as I push myself to do it, but I don’t like it and I am okay with that. I have to get beyond my selfishness.

The only thing that kept me putting one foot in front of the other today were my pleading prayers not to fall out in the street and the playlist on my ipod. I have put together songs that mean something to me and make me keep pushing when I think I can’t because I know that God made me to be a stronger and fitter person than I have allowed myself to become. I have not been living up to my potential and taking care of what God has given me. So, I don’t have to like it, but I do have to do something…and it seems like running is it.

Week 1 Playlist

  • “So Long Self”  — Mercy Me
  • “Last One Standing” — Mercy Me
  • “Coming Up To Breathe”  — Mercy Me
  • “3:42 AM”  — Mercy Me
  • “Hold Fast”  — Mercy Me
  • “This Week the Trend”  –Reliant K
  • “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been”  — Reliant K
  • “Come As You Are”  — Pocket Full of Rocks
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