I had to re-do two weeks of the C25K program - partly because things went catywompus over Christmas, and it slowed me down a bit.
Yesterday was the last day of week 6, and I ran 25 minutes. There were a few pauses to catch my breath here and there, but for the most part - I made it.
The remaining parts of the program are no longer intervals. This week is all 25 minutes at a time, going up to 28 next week, and 30 after that.
My most recent run was yesterday - I made it 2.10 miles in 25 minutes, with about a 16:53 minute pace.
I've been feeling pretty bad about my pace. I feel like I'm working so hard but I am just so slow. Going to the Color Run on Sunday with a nearly 17 minute mile means taking 54 minutes to complete the full 5k.
I was stressing about this quite a bit, but why? Why am I being so competitive?
The Color Run isn't even timed!
The Color Run is a fun run. I have my white outfit and even a tutu that I made. I'll be tracking myself for the data, but why am I fretting over my speed?
Then I logged onto TheBerry today and I came across this image:
The darkness, the coolness, the music, and the puppy plodding along beside me. Breathe, relax, run.