I officially completed Week 2 of the Couch to 5K program on Monday. It was a rough run, let me tell you!
Have you ever had a Charley horse? You know, where your muscle cramps up A LOT? Well, I started this run with muscle cramping in both legs, going from thigh to ankle, but most painful in my calves.
OW! Doesn’t even begin to cover this.
But I ran anyway, hoping that somehow the running would ease the cramp.
Yeah, not so much.
Coincidentally (or not???) I had (finally) read the directions on my albuterol inhaler, which stated that you should take it 15-30 minutes prior to exercise, as opposed to taking it after, when I am all wheezy and stuff. So I had taken this before running. Could it have caused the cramping? I suppose I can test this theory out. It’s not like I won’t be running again. It did, however, help with the breathing thing. In fact, if I were not in excruciating pain, I think the run would have been great! 🙂
My time was the worst time I’ve made for this week, but only by a few seconds. I kind of like that my running app keeps track of my total distance run during the program. So far, in the two weeks, I’ve run 11.01 miles! 🙂
And… because this post needs more pictures… I’ll leave you with a few pictures that I took of the park in which I typically run: