C25k means Couch to 5K. It is a running program to get us lazy couch potatoes to running a 5k. Don't be crazy it isn't meant to get there overnight. It is designed to build you up slowly over a 9 week period. Best yet it only takes 30 minutes. We all have 30 minutes right?
This program can be purchased on itunes and put on your ipod or IPhone.
I got this app for my IPhone months ago and never touched it. I kept telling myself, "Oh I will do it next week" or "Tomorrow will be the day".
After starting getting back on track with my eating healthy habits, I decided I needed an exercise plan as well. I LOVE the gym, but with Chick 3 sometimes I just can't make it. I am also not one to exercise inside (Chick 3 is an awesome distraction) So, for Christmas Santa, I mean my wonderful Inlaws got me a jogging stroller.
This week I got motivated by a friend, who has 4 kids (2 being twins) who went for a C25K run. I thought if she can find the time than why can't I?
Tuesday I went for my first run and have decided to blog my progress.
C25K Week 1 Day 1:
Of all days to pick to start. my smart ass picks a 80 degree weather day.
I pull out the stroller (this almost deterred me since it isn't light), get Chick 3 situated, and off I go.
The first few intervals I feel great. Then halfway the heat hits. Did I mention I didn't bring water? Yeah smart huh.
Towards the end I am ready to crawl on the ground while trying to use my raspy voice to yell "water water". Emma wants down, so that gives me the "Just walk, who will know?". I pushed through it, because I did not want the habit of giving up when things get tough. Came home drenched head to toe. I bet I smelled real nice as well.
I was determined to go the next day because I knew it had to get easier.
C25K Week 1 Day 2:
This was done today. My legs were a bit tight when I woke up but I forced myself to go.
Today I waited for Chick 3 to nap, so I could get a better route going. (Rooster was home so you can put down the phone)
I figured that on another 80 degree day I could beat the peak heat and would be safe.
Do you know that more people are out at about 10:30 am than about 1 pm? I bet they loved watching my 90 second walk/60 second run. Actually they wished they had the motivation to do it just like me.
I got through the first half a bit easier, by the end I wanted to quit. Again I pushed through.
Oh yeah Wednesday is trash day. Not a go smell the roses while you run kind of day. *PU*
It has to get easier right?
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