Friday, February 26, 2010
Just read the Daily Spark on the Couch to 5K (C25K) training. Wow wow wow. I have never been able to run -- well, actually, I did learn to sprint over 12 years of running to catch busses and trains, but I assumed I COULDN'T run. I actually started biking as a compromise, because I hated to walk (hips were out of whack, and working out actually fixed that naturally -- one day while doing single leg curls I felt this huge thwunk as it slipped back into proper alignment in the socket and I could walk again. Who knew?) But when I run I tire so easily. The sprint to the train leaves me gasping, unable to sit until my breathing slows. Running or even jogging for a full minute seems impossible. I just never learned how to move and breathe correctly. But maybe I could... This article makes me think even I could do it. Has anyone else had my troubles and fixed them?
It's great to have a place where I can read about the process of getting fit without being inundated with quick-fixes and false promises.