The last two weeks I've been sick, stressed out, behaving badly, and just not following the program. So, I expect to have gained a few pounds on Wednesday. But, we're still going to celebrate because I'm ON MY WAY...again. LOL
Tonight, I started the Couch to 5K program. I've read about this program probably 50 times, and thought about doing it. The premise is simple...you start by running for one minute, walking for 90 seconds, then repeat for 20 minutes. Add in a 5 minute warm up and a 5 minute cool-down, and you have been active for 30 minutes. Over time you increase your run time, decrease your walk time until you're running 5K straight. I have always been discouraged with tracking the time, though. So, I'm supposed to run (or walk) and time myself? Seriously...have you met me? I'll hurt myself or someone else. But...wait for it...technology has come along to save the klutz's like me!!! There is a (free) app for the Couch to 5K program!!! Did I mention free? So, I plugged in my headphones, turned on Pandora and hit go on the app. This magical voice tells you when to run, when to walk, and when you're done. AWESOME!!! Even *I* can do that! And I did. Well, mostly. There was ONE 1-minute run that I walked instead, so I'll start back at Day 1 tomorrow. But, I feel soooo accomplished! You have no idea how long it's been since I've gone for a run.
From my run today, I did learn two very important things:
- As soon as I get a second job, I NEED better running shoes!
- My next buy will be a pair of ear buds that don't slide out of my ears when I sweat. (I know...ewww)