Couch to 5k - First Impressions

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | by Samantha | Labels: |

Have you all heard of the Couch to 5k program? It's basically a plan to get anyone ready to run a 5K by slowly building the endurance required to actually do it, without overdoing it. You see, if you start training too hard, you could get burnt out or even hurt yourself. Couch25k helps you to know exactly how much to push yourself.

Today, as part of Jen's most recent challenge to work out for 60 minutes, I decided to start the program. The first week of the program only takes about 30 minutes, so I hopped on the treadmill, did the program for 30 minutes, and then walked briskly for the next 30 minutes. I tell you, it wasn't easy.

Typically, the hardest part about exercising for me is actually going to the gym to exercise. Once I am there, I'm usually good to go. This time I pushed myself a little harder but, in return, I got more out of the hour I spent there. Funny how that works, huh?

Despite the fact that I have never run in my life and that my ankles were killing me at some points, I will continue with the program. Jason runs now and I want to be able to run with him, for fun. I figure, we always have fun when we do things together, so this will be no exception. Bonus points if working out is actually fun, right? :-D


Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Dear Sam: Never stop pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do. I believe in you - I know you can do whatever it is that you put your mind to. You just have to put your mind to it. Sincerely, Jen

LutherLiz said...

Hi Sam! Thanks for joining the Couch to 5k challenge! I'm thrilled to have you along on this crazy running ride. It is awesome that you did Day 1 and then still walked! Keep up the good work!

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