Thursday, March 1, 2012

Couch to 5K update

So I went to the cardiologist last Thursday and have a stress test coming up, gotta get my cholesterol checked and wear a halter monitor for 2 days.  Then I'll meet with the doctor again for the results in early April.  He said I could go on the treadmill but if I felt pain I should stop.  So I got on the treadmill the next day (Fri) and walked.  I want to finish what I started!  And I don't want to lose momentum and have to start all over.  I walked again on Sunday.  Then Tuesday I did 2 miles and ran some of it.  And again tonight I ran and walked to get to 2 miles.  I'm no longer following the C25K program.  I was only 2 workouts away anyway so just doing my own thing as I prep for the 5K in SIXTEEN days!  I will finish it, even if I can't run the whole thing.
I haven't had pain in a few days and I'm not pushing myself at all.  Just in case it was muscular, I don't want to injure myself again. And either way, I need to see a cardiologist because of family history so it's ok that I had to go thru this, as annoying as it is because it's worth the peace of mind.  

I'm going to try to run outside this weekend!  Wish me luck!!

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