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Monday, September 20, 2010

Couch to 5k - Day 1

Ok so I was working out and doing a good job of it. I had a rhythm going and everything was good. I was losing weight, 20 pounds or so, so far. Then Clayton's school started... and my school started... and let's just say that the last couple of weeks has been extremely hectic. The class that I was taking three days a week I can no longer go to on Mondays and Wednesdays because of my son's school and sleep schedule. (He goes to bed at 7:30 on school nights). So wow. I knew that I didn't want to just go back to the gym without a plan. So I had heard about this program that my friend was doing called Couch to 5k. It is a workout plan to take you from the couch to running a 5k. She loves it and she is now able to run 5k! So I thought, what the hell right? Oh and my friend that started this program has lost 15 pounds and she didn't have as much to lose as I do.

I started the program today. The program has you workout three days a week, alternating between brisk walking and running. For the first week you start with a five minute walk, then run for 60 seconds, then back to walking for 90 seconds. You repeat this several times, then finish off with a cool down walk for 5 minutes. My friend did the program timing herself. She had found however a podcast that cues you when to walk and when to run. There are several different ones with different music. Most of them have techno, and I hate techno. My friend also found one with Hip Hop and Rap music, which is awesome. So far so good! I am going back for Day 2 on Wednesday. So I plan on (fingers crossed) posting my progress on here. So who knows, the girl who said that she would never run, might actually do it!