HEALTH + FITNESS,  Will Run for Pasta

Couch to 5k – Week 2

Week 2 is done!

Three runs which were all the same, a 29 minute workout each:

5 min walk / 90 sec run / 2 min walk / 90 sec run / 2 min walk / 90 sec run

2 min walk / 90 sec run / 2 min walk / 90 sec run / 2 min walk / 90 sec run / 5 min walk

These were the intervals I was used to doing before I started C25K which is why I was tempted to skip ahead to week three but I’m glad I didn’t.  I wouldn’t say it was easy by any means but I knew it wasn’t quite pushing my limits either so I’m excited to start week three which combines some of the 90 second runs into 3 minutes.  Eek!  It’s the same 9 minutes of total running as in week two but I’m still a little nervous about it.  I love how this program gradually works you up.

On another note, streamlining into one blog has made me look around and see what else needs a fresh look.  Mr. Won’t Run would have you believe that I’m a hoarder but I promise I’m not, I’m just a pile-upper.  That’s totally different!

So, I’m taking baby steps and started with my nightstand.


The only thing I’ve touched in the last six months in that before picture is the water and the Greenies for Koko.  So, I whittled down the books to the ones I want to read next and put the rest on the actual bookshelf in the living room and some in the Goodwill box, I also plugged the lamp in so I can actually use it.  Kept my iPad there as well as the charging cord, and the greenies are still on the floor to the right, have to keep those accessible for Puffer’s nighttime teeth-cleaning treat.

A closer look at the books:


  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    I’m a little nervous to read this one now that I’m a dog-parent, I have a feeling I’ll end up crying my eyes out.
  • Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
    I’ll take young adult fiction over regular any day, especially the Sci-Fi / Fantasy genres, much more fun and escapist.  I heard City of Bones the movie is coming out next year and I like to read the book first if I can.
  • Naked Heat by Richard Castle
    This is kind of a funny one and I only got it because I love the ABC show Castle.  Nathan Fillion plays an author named Richard Castle who tags along with a Detective for inspiration.  Apparently they books he talks about writing on the show they turned into actual books.  Somehow I missed the first one though so I’ll have to find that.
  • Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson
    A co-worker had this in my garage sale and some older women were talking about buying it but when they found out I hadn’t read it they insisted I keep it.  I started it a while back and found the authors story really interesting even though a huge book of how to keep your house clean and orderly makes me feel totally inadequate.

Next project will have to be the desk:


Maybe I am a little bit of a hoarder.

Hi, I'm Sarah, a 30-something wife, doggy-mama, beginner runner (still), wannabe cook, and 9-5 cubicle farm worker, just trying to enjoy life in beautiful Portland, OR!

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