Couch to 5K

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.

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One response to “Couch to 5K

  1. Good for you all !!

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