Today’s Couch to 5k run didn’t go as smoothly as the last. Dozer was not cooperating at all. After he pooped in the middle of the sidewalk at the park and then nearly attacked a teenage boy as I was telling another teenager to watch out for the poop he was about to step in, I took him home at about 12 minutes into the jog/walk.
Afterward taking Dozer home and getting a quick drink of water I was able to finish the full 20 minutes and then some. I think my end time was 21 minutes and 35 seconds, which is great because my goal was 19 minutes since I only made 18 last time. I felt very proud when I got home. I was even more proud of my hard work when AJ told me I had to shower because I smelled sweaty!
I am a lot less sore this time around also. I drank a whole lot of water today (about 4 glasses), took my vitamins this morning, had a “Pre-Work Out” drink (apparently it gives you more energy and helps with this soreness afterwards), and had a small protein drink this afternoon. I did 20 minutes of yoga before my jog as well, which helped with the muscles that were already sore from the other day.
All in all, I am feeling pretty confident. Now don’t get me wrong, I have a LONG way to go, but it is turning out a lot better than what I expected day 2 to be.
Lesson of the day: Only take Dozer for a run 1, maybe 2 days a week. It’s better therapy to be by yourself every now and then though.
I still love my little workout buddy though. Even if he’s a pain in the butt every now and then…