Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Couch to 5K: Day One

As I was looking for the post in which I finally announced to someone other than my husband that I would be trying to follow the two month program that is designed to get non-runners fit enough to run 5K, I realized that while I had posted it, I had never given it a title.  How's that for trying to keep something under wraps?  Click here if you'd like to read it.

I had planned on starting last week, but the non-stop rain put a damper (no pun intended) on that plan, and so I pushed things back a week.  Although I am on a tight deadline to get the final chapter and conclusion of my thesis done, I figured a little extra blood flow to the brain couldn't hurt.  And the program only takes twenty minutes to complete.  So, I threw on my pre-maternity running shoes, my cropped track pants and a comfy tee, grabbed the MP3 player and hit the road. 

I made it through five of the approximately ten alternations of jogging/walking before it became equal amounts of walking/walking.  That said, I started the program (which to be honest, I wasn't certain I would ever really get around to), and I completed 20 minutes of exercise.  Combined with my 1 1/2 hour walk with my friend on Saturday, and I have put in almost two hours of exercise this week.  This is not a sprint to the finish line. 

I feel great to have gotten started, I loved being out in the sunshine, and I'm looking forward to trying again.  Maybe next time I'll actually jog for more than 5 of the twenty minutes.

Maybe not. 

I'll never know unless I try.


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