Earlier this summer Tristan and his friend decided that they wanted to run a race, so the mums decided to help them accomplish this. They started a running program called Couch-to-5k. This program is so simple that it works. They were into the program for about 5 weeks when I decided to join them. Like them I have never been a runner but needed an escape for some of the stress of work as well as an avenue to lose a little weight.
The program takes you through easy progressive steps from walking to jogging to running in increments and, yes, “there is an app for that.” With my head-set on I walk and when the commanding voice says “Now let’s jog,” I jog. I’ve been running for a couple of weeks now and today I ran my first 25 minute stretch. If I knew how good I would feel after running, I would have started a long time ago.
I always wondered who those crazy people were out running in all weather conditions and at all times of the day. I must confess that I might become one of them. For three mornings this week I left for work at 4:15 am, yes AM, to go running. In the past I would have said that was crazy, but currently I can say that I feel great after running. Getting off the couch or out of bed is that hardest part.
Time will tell how I am able to keep this up and how far I can go. At the moment the focus is on a 5K with the kids.