This time, I managed to do a full W4Dx precisely as scheduled, with no extra long walks. I'm not sure what changed, but things sort of felt easier. Pushing my way through the long running sections was still boring and annoying as all hell, but my heart rate seemed to come down much more quickly during walks. Maybe the ten-minute run did something? Or maybe I'm just getting into shape a little bit more? Who knows?
Today, rather than counting the steps for five minutes, I counted the steps for one minute and then did that five times. It's just mental games, but it seemed to help at least a little. Maybe. Or maybe I just wasn't working quite as hard.
This is also the first week 4 day that I haven't gotten off the treadmill feeling like I wanted to curl up in a corner and collapse. That has to be a good sign.
I think I'll do at least one more day of W4 before trying to move on. If it still feels doable, I'll try W5.
Oh, and here's a slightly obscure showtunes lyric-- one I'd never heard until tonight. Without searching, can you identify it?
The usual dog about the town
Is much inclined to play the clown
And far from showing too much pride
Is frequently undignified
A small hint: it's from the London recording of a show. The Broadway lyrics for this song changed quite a bit.