So, this afternoon I donned my running shoes and a sports outfit in which I didn't look too awful (any Eeyore t-shirt is cute), switched on the Couch to 5K programme and went on my way.
I would lie if I said it was easy peasy. I couldn't do the full minutes of running (bad, isn't it?) but if I stopped running, I just walked for a couple of seconds before setting off again. Considering my lack of exercise and the fact that I am basically carrying an extra person on my back all the time, I am however very pleased with my achievements and the fact that I didn't give up. Especially, as I got caught in showers out in the open, only halfway into the cycle. Which reminds me that I should wear my contacts when working out outdoors because I couldn't see a lot with all the raindrops clinging to my glasses. :o)
I'll have to redo the first week's training until I can do the minutes of running without stopping. It's no use to try to move faster than I am able to.
All in all, I had a great Sunday : I met my running challenge, I lost another 0.5 Kg on the scales this morning and Spain won the Euro 2012. I'll go to sleep with an immense feeling of satisfaction. :o)
Until tomorrow ...
Overview of my day :
Breakfast : no time for breakfast as most weekends
Lunch : 16 pts (Bami goreng with unweighed portion of pasta, an egg, lean ham and a bit of provençal tian on the side and an apple for dessert)
Dinner : 15 pts (2 pork/veal meatballs with an unweighed portion of rice, and a tomato/zucchini sauce and an apple for dessert)
Unused : 19 pts
Drinks : 2.2L still water.