Tuesday, January 24, 2012

C25K W3D3 OOTD (Couch to 5K Week 3, Day 3 Outfit of the Day):

This is my run outfit for today: Dark Classic Sport Gray (DCSG) LS Swiftly, black Run: Passion Crops, Lavendar Gray Ta Ta Tamer, Citron Ombre Stripe Run: Reflection Vest, Citron Mesh Headwrap, Lulu socks and technikini underwear. The weather was sunny and mid-50s.

The workout for today was Day 3 of Week 3: 5 minute warmup followed by 90 sec run, 90 sec walk, 3 min run, 3 min run, repeated twice. From start to finish this run sucked and was an effort the whole way. I kept waiting for my endorphins to kick in and it to feel "easier" but it never did. The only good thing about my run was ogling a buff fireman washing his car in the driveway in a sleeveless shirt - gotta love a little eye-candy to perk up a workout. I think my sucky run was due to a couple of things - a fairly low-calorie, low-carb day (118g) yesterday, and not enough sleep for the past couple of days. I've been working out long enough to realize that you have bad days every now and then but I felt so energetic on Sunday that today was a disappointment. Anyway, this one is in the books and on Thursday I start Week 4 of the program: run 3 min, walk 90 sec, run 5 min, walk 2.5 min, run 3 min, walk 90 sec, run 5 min. A couple of observations about my clothes - I really like running in luxtreme bottoms (my thighs slide past each other) and mesh headwraps kind of suck to run in (they fall off my head unless I pull them low on my forehead).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always wear my luxtreme crops for running! I have to use bobby pins to pin up my bangs and wear a cap as no headband/headwrap can stay on my head while running. Keep up the great work! I remember being SO proud when I could finally run mile straight without being completely out of breath!

Anonymous said...

You are doing awesome with your run program.

And luxtreme bottoms are the best to run in for sure. Unless you count swift fabric shorts.

screenshop said...

I love that vest...I'm sorry I missed it whenever it was out.

Anonymous said...

Hang in there!

True about diet, sleep, hormones, stress, sigh... I have the same issues as I get older.

Anonymous said...

I'm lame. I cannot figure out what OOTD means. Can anyone clarify please? Thank you in advance.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:25 - OOTD means outfit of the day! It took me forever to figure it out!!

Anonymous said...

You are doing great LLA! and everyone else that is starting a c25k. I have been a runner my whole life. I love it, but i also have really crappy days where I start out for a run and just hate it the entire way. Sometimes just walking the rest of the way home. But like you said, it's in the books and you move on.

I don't even know you and I am very proud of you!! love your ootd!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your ootd pictures and reviews. Please keep them coming! : )

LuluAddict said...

You guys are so sweet!!! Thanks for all the words of encouragement!