Running – Couch 2 5K Week 3


For reasons best known to my MP3 player, when I updated my podcasts this morning, it decided to delete week 2. I had no alternative but to move on to week 3.  Even though I wanted to keep on Week 2 a bit longer without the week 2 playlist I was scuppered, so onwards I went.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to start getting up earlier earlier than the “short n shouties”. Fortunately, today was one of the days that I managed it, which meant I could  have a small breakfast  before dragging the beast out of their pits. I had plenty of time to digest  whilst completing my warm up routine ( running after uncooperative children), and having some food in my system when jogging made a huge improvement on my energy level.

For week 3 the runs have gone from 90 seconds to 3 minutes and surprisingly his increase actually wasn’t nearly as hard as the leap from week 1 to week 2

Whether it was from my fitness improving or the addition of breakfast, it felt pretty easy.

Week 3 came as a delightful surprise, when I thought that I had one or two runs left I heard the announcement that I was taking the last run, I was astonished and allowed myself an extra long cool down walk as a bonus.

The other surprise was the unexpected increase in stamina when it comes to keeping up with the kids who are natural interval runners, it surprised them too because I actually caught them!

I’m listening to Robert Ulreys playlist

And Hikari

So how are you guys doing? How many of you are still sticking with me? What week are you on?

What’s surprising you? Have you seen any of the effects of your running in your life?  Do you have a playlist to recommend?ss NEW LOGO  BW


About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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