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April 09, 2010

Gym Diary - 2.

This is to officially record that I have successfully completed the C25K programme. I desperately wanted to complete it by March but the Easter Weekend coincided and ruined my plans. So I completed the last day this week. I think Day 1 was mid Jan. It has taken me 11 1/2 weeks to complete the 9 weeks programme. Which is not so bad considering I have never seen through any of my personal goals before. I have quit bharatha natyam class, hindi class, carnatic music class, computer courses, maths tuition, physics tuition, chemistry tuition, yoga class, swimming class, previous gym memberships, .... Heck, even Ashu and Antu were delivered 3 days and 6 days earlier than the due date!! ;)

Anyway, heres the Oscar speech. Even though I knew whats C25K from Broom, I never thought I had it me to do it so I was nt even tempted. Then one day in Jan, a blog friend (*waves*) wrote and asked if we can do it together and I thought I ll give it a try. She did nt continue (frankly she does nt need it! ;) but surprise, surprise I did! Im not a person who does lots of research before doing anything. I just jump on it and learn on the way. (and quit without a care if I'm bored or lazy!) This time, the encouragement from all my friends and Antu adjusting well in the day care really, really motivated me. So thank you pals! You know who you are. And thanks to all of you who took time to comment in my previous gym diary post and recommended songs! (You thought I ll forget to thank you? :)

Though Im able to run for 30-35 minutes now, Im still not able to run fast enough to complete 5 kms in 30 minutes. I am able to do only 4. So my plan is to continue the programme, slowly increasing my speed and try to do 5 kms. Lets see how many more weeks it takes for me to reach that target. Now that spring is here, Im looking forward to run in the outdoors. Hope the neighborhood does nt protest! ;)

16 comments:

Praveen said...

You derserve a chocolate I say :)

yaadayaada said...

yoohoo.. you go girl! I can't even run for 5 mins.

ambulisamma said...

Excelent boo,any considerable weight loss?

Anonymous said...

Lets do a 5210k. speed doesnt matter, do it longer. That is a better exercise than doing it faster - J

Parul said...

I love it when people reach their fitness goals! Well done, Boo!

sraikh said...

YAY.. Its an awesome feeling to complete that programme.

Hey you should sign up for a 5k walk/run in your town and see what your timings would be. You will be surprised. The adrenalin, the atmosphere, the people somehow all propel one into running/walking faster..Good luck!

munmun said...

WOW! We are proud of you. Yes it sure would be great to run the outdoors. I wish I had it in me.

WA said...

Non stop for 30 mins, 5 kms in 30 mins, WOW! I am impressed. Very impressed

I am supposed to be running half a marathon with my colleagues in July, I will be the one walking at the end I guess

Madura said...

You are an inspiration! I cant imagine myself running non-stop 5 mins! 30 mins is definitely something.

Hearty Congrats. I am sure it felt wonderful for you. Happy Celebrations.

bouncingbubble said...

congrats!4 kms & 30 mins = super stamina

anubharat said...

kalakkare chandru pramaadham :). I cant imagine myself running on a tread mill. Cant survive more than 5 mins. You are a true inspiration

Premalatha said...

Since I do not know how good is 5 kms in 30 mins, I asked a pro (regular) runner about his speed. he says that he is in the top of the middle fast group, and he runs at a speed of a mile in 7mins. so, wow, you are a very good runner!

impressed!

(but why do you all run? a q that i have been wanting to ask the runners)
Well done boo. you certainly deserve a chocolate.

Swati said...

Great going ..Congrats!

B o o said...

Thanks everyone. :)

Prema - you mean why I run as opposed to walking? Well, Im lazy! I would rather run 30 mins than walk one hour!!! :D

Premalatha said...

I mean, as opposed to doing nothing! :-D

You are my inspiration Boo. I never thought I would even think about running. But, I might now. speed is irrelevant for me, just the act of running itself is so uninteresting to me. But I think I may think about it now. I cannot say I will try, but I am certainly "thinking" about trying. :-D

Well done again.

Broom said...

I can't believe it! I fell sick at Week 9 Day 1 & haven't been able to get back to it at all. Maybe I'll start tonight.

How cool that you finished it! I'm not resentful AT ALL.