Wednesday, February 29, 2012


     First of all Happy Leap Day everyone! OK so I'm not really into the whole leap year thing so let's move on.

      I have been thinking about starting a 10 week fitness program recently but have been hesitant since it includes a dreadful thing, running. I have always admired runners and wished I could enjoy running but frankly running hates me.

     I have tried to pick up running  jogging before but all I get are hurt shins and lungs that feel on fire! Not only that, I'm the slowest runner I know.

     A friend told me about the Couch to 5K program that lasts 10 weeks and by the end of it you would be able to finish a 5K (without walking the entire time). I viewed the schedule and it intimidates me at about week 5. Jogging for 10 minutes sounds like torture, I mean I couldn't even run the mile in high school under 10 minutes (can you see now that I'm super slow).

     I really want to sign up for a 5K and make it a goal to do one by the end of the year but truthfully I'm nervous. Has anyone done a program like the Couch to 5K? Do you think it works/will work? Any runners out there with advice?


1 comment:

Ashlee said...

I am horrid runner too. But this is how I started...Run for 2 min walk for 5 (speed walk) repeat for 30 min. Do that for a week. Then 2nd week run for 3 min walk for 4 min. 3rd week run for 4 min and walk for 3 min. And so on and so forth. Slowly you will be able to run for 15 min straight. It took me probably 8 wis to ne able to run a 5k but if you stick with it you will be running in no time!