Skip to main content

c25k: W2D1: DONE

W2D1 of the C25K program consists of a 5 min warm up walk followed by 6 intervals of 90 second jogs and 2 min walks. Total run time is 9 minutes, or 1 minute greater than W1 intervals.

Today I had the idea to walk to the local highschool track to perform my workout there. It’s a 1 mile walk to the school, so my 5 min warm up walk turned into a 20 minute walk and my cool down was therefore also a 20 minute walk. When I arrived at the track I found all the gates locked, which was very disappointing.  The school ought to allow local community residents the ability to use the track, especially off season in summer. Our property taxes pay for the equipment after all. Without access to the track I ran my intervals on the soccer field which worked out well as long as i avoided the damp spots from the sprinklers.

I did not find the intervals any more or less challenging than the W1 intervals. My heart rate was relatively similar to W1 numbers (shown here: Jenni's HR log on Garmin Connect). I also did not have any leg or knee pain, so that’s great.

I haven’t lost any weight in the 2 weeks since i started running, but I am getting more muscular and getting smaller in terms of measurements. Mostly my goal is focused on fitness – to improve my cardio strength as will be measured by my HR monitoring, but it would be dishonest if I didn’t admit I was hoping to also get thinner in the process. I do believe in health at every size, but just for the thrill of it I’d enjoy being able to shop in standard sizes (instead of plus sizes). 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Board Game Review: Brass Birmingham

Here’s a story of a lovely lady (spoiler: it’s me) and her pride and how it has led to the discovery of the single greatest board game I have ever played. It’s probably also a good primer for other reviewers on increasing your reach.At GenCon this year, I was perusing the wares of the various booths and my eyes caught a glimpse of two beautiful game boxes. Each had crisp metallic lettering with an old world feel and artwork that radiated European class. I made my way to the booth and waited patiently to speak to to the team manning it as there were many buyers lined up to purchase the games. I didn’t know anything about the games (Brass Birmingham and Brass Lancashire), or the publisher – Roxley Game Laboratory – but I knew I wanted to review one or both of the games. Almost every board game love story I star in in can be summed up this way: I am seduced by the artwork or theme and then I stay for the right mechanics. When the lead rep spoke with me, he gently rejected my request. He …

Board Game Review: Brass Lancashire

A few months ago, I fell in love with Brass Birmingham (you can read that review HERE). I fell hard. It was an all time top 10 best games ever kind of love and so when Roxley Game Laboratory offered to send me Brass Lancashire to play and share my thoughts, I was a bit hesitant.  Is there even a chance I could enjoy it as much as Birmingham? Lancashire was the original game designed by Martin Wallace, and while it’s been updated for the most recent release, I was concerned it might prove to be an older, tired version that couldn’t compete with Birmingham.

My concerns were unfounded. Brass Lancashire is fantastic. Playing Lancashire after playing Birmingham is a bit like dating someone and then dating their sibling. Sure, there’s a resemblance, but the kissing feels different.
The artwork for Brass Lancashire is beautiful, radiating a classic style evocative of the theme (industrial era production). The artists have shown great attention to detail such as the raised gold lettering on …

Board Game Review: The Shipwreck Arcana

We hosted a lot of small gatherings in December and they presented the perfect opportunity to bring some games to the table that we hadn’t yet played. The Shipwreck Arcana was one of these games. My husband Christopher talked me into acquiring it, promising it would be something I’d enjoy. I was skeptical because he described it as a logical/mathematical pattern building puzzle game (BoardGameGeek.com classifies it in the Math category among others) and I don’t tend to enjoy those as much as other types of games. We played several games, usually with the full count of five players. The first thing I noticed when I unboxed the game was how pretty the Arcana cards are. The artwork is is unique in style and reminds me a bit of a tarot deck. It’s a pleasure to lay out the cards for display on the table. Components include the Hours card, the Arcana cards, fate tokens, score and doom trackers, number line tokens, and a velvet grab bag. All of the components are sturdy enough to hold up to…