Sunday, May 15, 2011

Couch VS. 5k

So, Scott and I are walking around the farmer's market this afternoon and I look at him and say "How am I going to be able to do the Couch to 5k if I don't even feel like walking around this place?"

Needless to say he (we) got a good laugh at my honest, yet humorous view on the whole topic.

I have been hearing a lot about the Couch to 5k (C25K) and being that I have always wanted to run (jog), I feel like this would be a good place to start.

Here is what the first week looks like:

Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. (do this 3 times the first week)

Hey, I can do that, right? (insert nervous, unsure laughter here) Right now, my left knee is killing me, so that kinda makes the couch look much better at this point. (But, here is that whole two-sides-to-every-situation-in-my-life thing...the fat that I carry around is contributing to my ugly knee pain... well, that and the fact that I like to sit with my left leg folded under me for some reason.)

Before I got pregnant with little B, I had worked up to jogging a bit on the treadmill at the Y...and it was awesome! (I really wish I had a treadmill.) I liked going at lunchtime and the AC was glorious!! Without the Y, I am stuck in the graveyard that everyone else walks at near work... there's no way I will be able to walk at home outside and/or after work, with a toddler and a hubby who need me to constantly do mommy/wife things...guess that sounds like a lame excuse, but that's really how it is right now.

If I am going to do this, I gotta start soon was only 73 degrees outside today and I was miserable!  (I was wearing jeans and sandals though...not good walking gear!) That, or I am going to have to rejoin the Y...

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