Countdown to 5K, Real and Raw: Week 7

Week 6 of training for the 5K was a relief.  I felt a lot of progress compared to the past few weeks. Major highlight?  I bought new running shoes on Saturday.  Hoping they will reduce the calf pain I’ve been feeling.  Plus, they just look cool.

Here are excerpts from this week’s logs:

Day 1: Completed Week 4, Day 3 of Couch to 5K program.  Not sure if that’s the right workout, considering today is the beginning of Week 6 from when I started.  Regardless, I’m proud of myself today.  Able to run outside, in cool 65ish temperatures.  Took zero breaks. I sweated plenty, but not profusely like last week indoors.  Listened to music.  Calves started tightening midway through.

Day 2: Decided, with Stef’s input, to skip ahead to the workout for Week 5 Day 2.  Nervous about skipping ahead over 2 assigned workouts but was able to keep up with this one much better than I expected.  Did both 8 minute runs without breaks.  Beautiful temps again helped.  Am I ready for the 20 minute run on Saturday?

Day 3: Ran the full 20 minutes without stopping, outdoors in 70 degree sunshine late afternoon.  Here’s the video I shot as soon as I returned:  

As you reflect on last week, what are you proud of yourself for?


  1. Allsion Schnipper

    Awesome! Love the smile on your face 🙂

    • Debra Woog

      Thanks, Allison! Hope you're well.

      • Ginger

        You look so happy on the video, Debbie! Your OLD friend is proud of you!

        • Debra Woog

          Just remember according to your son who looks older! 🙂

  2. Stef

    Great job with this one — love the video!

    • Debra Woog

      Woohoo – the video! Getting that done and out there is the main reason I'm proud of myself this week!

  3. Helene

    I know you are so proud of yourself and we are also very proud of you.

    • Debra Woog

      Thanks, Mom.

  4. Paula Gregorowicz

    Yay! First I LOVE the shoes…. SNAZZY 🙂 You will whiz past people just with those as they lose a step gazing down going – Wow what awesome laces! 🙂

    Seriously though… Great job. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. You are doing GREAT! Adjusting, adapting, reflecting, charging forward, resting…all when and as needed.
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