Saturday, January 26, 2013

C25K (Couch to 5k) Week 1 Day 1

I've seen quite a few of my blogger friends and youtube moms make blogs/videos about starting the C25k training program.  All for various reasons: weight loss, to run a 5k for charity, become healthier...

My mom did the program a few years ago before I was married and I remember listening to the first podcast.  All I remember was how the music was really boring.  It wasn't motivating enough for me.  But after reading a few more blogs and watching videos the past week, I've started looking into it again.  The iPhone apps out there now have the capability to play your own music.  

Finally today, I dug in and did even more research.  I asked my friend's what apps they recommended and found a few ladies who want to do this with me (all over the country).  There is even a really awesome looking 5K in the city in May!  It might be something to look into!  I want to sign up for it now so I have something really pushing me.  But I think I will wait a week or two to see how I feel.  Hopefully I can stick with this.  I want to be healthier.  I need to be healthier.

I just finished my first run.  Week 1 day 1 wasn't as bad as I made it out to be.  The 30 minutes really went by fairly quickly.  I didn't feel like I needed to stop at any point.  (Although it was only stretches of 60 seconds running followed by 90 seconds of walking).  Typically I will have this nagging voice in my head telling me to "Stop! It hurts! Walking is so much easier!"  But not today!  I'm almost certain it's because I knew I would be walking soon, and I had my rock music playing.  

Tanner was such a trooper, too.  He was all bundled up and just hung out in the jogging stroller with us the whole time.  Didn't fuss one bit!

I really want to do this! Don't let me quit, ok?! :)


  1. Good luck! I love the c25k program

  2. You can do anything you put your mind to! If the weeks progress to quickly for you, just do the week over again. Hang in there, nine/ten weeks go by quickly! I'm so proud of you! Love, Mom