Monday, March 8, 2010

Couch to 5K Week 1 day 1

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Well, the time has come. I have been so interested in the Couch to 5K program since reading about it on this blog.  I have always said that my body was not made to run, but then I read the book Mindset, and realized that you can really do anything that you set your mind to.  This book is amazing by the way as it relates to so may aspects of life. So anyway, it is time to challenge the fixed mindset I have had about my running abilities an actually get off the couch and do it.

I downloaded the podcast from Robert Ullrey, and set out on my first interval run/walk workout. The program is to briskly walk for a 5 minute warm-up, then do 8 intervals of 60 seconds running, 90 seconds walking recovery.  I was feeling towards the end on interval 6 and 7 that I could not do this, and I will admit that I did not run the entire time.  The last interval was very motivating and I finished it. Boy I did want to quit, and just walk though.  This was followed by a 5 minute cool down and then I did some stretching.

I am a little bummed that the weather is supposed to be rainy the rest of the week.  I thought, well maybe I would wait until March 18th when I am on spring break, but I was off work today and I was motivated.  So this is it.  Just day 1, I am committing to Wednesday and Friday of this week as well to complete the 3 sessions required for the program. Baby steps.

1 comment:

  1. Go girl! I am seriously so happy for you and wish you all of the luck in the world as you begin this running journey. Just keep the pace slow and keep telling yourself that you. can. do. it. I completely is such a mind game. So proud of you!


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