Sunday, June 30, 2013

C25K- Weeks 1 & 2

I mentioned two weeks ago that I was really going to start running again, and that I was using the Couch 2 5K program to help me stay motivated. I've got to say, this app has been amazing for me in terms of keeping me on track. I've now done the first two weeks of the program faithfully. Got to say, I'm pretty proud of myself for that. Granted, I still look like a fool lumbering down the street with my less then graceful gait and beet-red sweaty face.

BUT.

It's getting easier. That first day I felt silly stopping to walk all the time. I considered just running the entire time, figuring I could handle it. Luckily common sense won out and I realized that there was probably a reason why I was supposed to walk so much. So I followed the program as is. I'm glad I did, because I have a bad habit of pushing myself too hard and ending up quitting because it hurts. Clearly the creators of this app knew what they were doing because the pace has been good. I end each run feeling sore and out of breath, but not over the top. 

I'm also getting faster. I'm running further with each run and running for longer stretches. Now I'm thinking about finding a 5k nearby so I can put my running to the test after I've finished the program. Drew has been running with some friends from work, so maybe I can convince him to run with me? Maybe?

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know there was an app for this program! It is something that I started last summer, but only made it 2 weeks - then we went on vacation and I never finished! I am definitely not a runner, but a 5k is something I have been wanting to do for a while. Maybe I will look into the app and it will give me the motivation I need!

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