My Running Sanctuary

More and more I am starting to feel like the gym is my own personal get away.  A place for me to go and relax (in a way).   I love that when I go to the gym, I’m usually the only person there (one of the perks of living in a super small town).  Every once in a while there is one other person, but usually it’s just me.  On good days Marky comes with.

The gym is very modest.  It’s 24 hour access – the most important gym factor to me – yet I always go in the middle of the day.  No staff, no classes, one TV.  Just the bare essentials for a gym.

Goal Reward: Running Clothes

After successfully completing C25K Week 5 Day 1 yesterday, I’ve decided to reward myself with some new workout gear!  This is something I’ve wanted for a long time and I’ve finally come around to thinking I deserve it.  And I purchased it with some Christmas cash.  So it also doubles as a Christmas gift.

NIKE Dri-Fit Tee, black
NIKE Dri-Fit Tank, black
Under Armor Running Shorts, grey/yellow/white
Soffe Shorts, purple/grey
Under Armor Sports Bra, black

All from Scheels

They will all look so excellent with my new running shoes.  I can’t wait to hit the gym after work!

Goal Reward: Running Shoes

Another holiday season has come and gone.  This year (like every year in the past) I’ve been spoiled way beyond what I deserve.

One present I was looking forward to and very excited about…. my new running shoes!

They were a gift from Mark and they also doubled as a reward for hitting the half way mark with the Couch to 5K program (successfully completing week 4 day 3).   When I originally started C25K I wanted to buy a brand new pair of running shoes right away.  I told myself I’d better wait and make sure I can stick to it first, so they would be a reward for completing half of the program.

And yes, I’ve been repeating the week 4 day 3 work-out for at least 3 weeks now.  I want to be absolutely comfortable with it before I begin with week 5.  Looking ahead at the 5th week work-out is very intimidating!