Sticking to D’s 5k training schedule, we made our way out around 6 pm last night. I came downstairs to find D ready to go…and wearing her new tutu.
Yesterday we did Week 1 Day 2 of Ease Into 5k. Starting with a 5 minute warm-up walk, we then repeated the following 3 times:
- Run 30 seconds
- Walk 45 seconds
- Run 45 seconds
- Walk 60 seconds
- Run 60 seconds
- Walk 90 seconds
Finished with a cool down walk of 5 minutes.
It was really hot and humid out and after a long day of school, D was just not feeling the run – I’m sure many of us can relate. You know how excited I get when the sprinklers are on? Well…magnify that by 10 and that’s how excited D was when I gave her the instructions to run through them, twice! When she took off for the sprinklers, I think she ran faster than she did for any other run segments. On our 3rd round, I poured a bottle of water over her head and that helped her a lot – it also made her laugh, for whatever reason!
All in all, I think she did great! She even managed a smile for the camera on the cool down walk home!
When the line-up bell sounded, she insisted I could line-up with the class. And then she insisted I could walk with the class to the classroom. And then she insisted I could come inside but I said my good-byes at the classroom door. As I walked away, I thought I better find a job soon or she’s going to get too use to this set-up! ha ha ha!
Do you still swing on the swings at the playground?
Do you wear a visor or a sweatband while running?
What’s the healthiest thing you’ve eaten today?