This week has been great! On Monday I received a groupon in my e-mail for half off registration for a 5K. It looked like so much fun and I really wanted to do it! I ran my first 5K back in December and didn't do so great, I started the C25K program after that and then about 3 runs in I injured my knee. I had been hesitant to start running again and had been pretty much elliptical bound since then. On Monday night I went to the gym and did cardio on the elliptical for 20 minutes and had no pain in my knee so the next day I did C25K Week 2 day 1, I was favoring my better knee a lot but I was pain free. On Wednesday I did Week 2 Day 2 and really focused on my stride and making sure I was stepping down correctly to prevent injury. It's really been going great, I've been running every day except Thursday when my son has a day off from school. I registered for the 5K and my sister is going to run with me! It's about 2 months away and I'm really hoping I can complete the C25K program before that. If not, I will be okay with that too. I'm learning to listen to my body a little bit better. If my muscles say no, I say yes. If my joints say no, I listen!
Here is my activity log for the week:
Monday - 20 minutes cardio on the elliptical
Tuesday - C25K Week 2 Day 1
Wednesday - C25K Week 2 Day 2
Thursday - Housework (yuck!)
Friday - C25K Week 2 Day 3
Saturday - C25K Week 3 Day 1
What is one health lesson you want to teach your kids?
I would love to teach my kids that the most important reason we eat food is for fuel and that the better we eat the better we feel! My 3 year old is extremely picky but we have been making some progress with him trying new things (ever since we got the ipad to bribe him with!!)
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