Toby doesn't look too interested in my protein shake. Might be the one thing he doesn't try to eat.

Toby doesn’t look too interested in my protein shake. Might be the one thing he doesn’t try to eat.

I expected to drag myself through my workout today. The exhaustion I faced after the second training session left me wondering if I was capable of making it through the Couch-to-5K plan. Admittedly, I was close to throwing in the towel.

After a decent stretching session, I walked for the 5-minute warm up, then knocked out the first 60-second jog. All was going well.

I felt like I could have run another 30 seconds without stopping. It’s probably a good thing that I didn’t push it.

I got a bit winded and tired on my second running interval. I held off on mopping my brow, trying to save my energy for the running. I began hoping the time counter on my treadmill would fast forward without me knowing.

During my next walk interval, I sucked down water to refresh my cottony mouth and hopefully hydrate the cramp in my right side. Ugh. I thought I was past that.

The rest of the workout went well, and I finished strong with two additional cool down minutes. I hit the weights and stretched out my super tight muscles.

Several dozen crunches on the medicine ball and three miles on the bike rounded out the session.

When I left the gym I had a ton of energy. It felt great to walk and I cleaned the inside of my car on the way back to my apartment.

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