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Day 1 Of C25K

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At the beginning of April I decided to start my C25k training on May 1st. Today was the day. I was super nervous. Could I do it? Did I really think that I, an almost 270 pound woman, could actually run?
So this morning I pulled up the plan and thought jog 60 seconds, walk 90 seconds for 20 minutes, I don't know about this. But I put on my running shoes and walked out the door. Started my music and my stop watch and off I went. I warmed up for 5 minutes and then came my first 60 seconds of jogging. That went pretty well. I caught my breath pretty quickly during the 90 seconds of walking.
Round 2 was a little more difficult, but I was successful. Then came round 3. I made it through the 60 seconds of jogging, but barely. I walked for a while after that, but as I was nearing home I decided to jog for 60 more seconds. It wasn't easy, but I did it.
So I didn't follow the plan the way it was supposed to go, but I still jogged for 4 minutes!!!
I, an almost 270 pound woman, jogged for 4 minutes. emoticon So my goal for Thursday when I do day 2 of training is to jog for 5 minutes. Eventually I will actually complete week 1 the way it is supposed to be done, but for today I feel great about the fact that I went out and started reaching for a dream.
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    I did something similar in the weeks leading up to starting. Feel great about jogging for 4 minutes! I started by walking 5 jogging 1 minute for a week, then decreased my walking by a minute each week until I was ready to do the week one program for Couch 2 5k. I am only in week two of the program myself, and I may have to repeat before the end but we will all get there.
    2087 days ago
  • CECE0330
    Stick with the C25K plan! It WORKS! emoticon Modify as you need to in the beginning, but let me tell you, I would NOT be running a half marathon in 18 days if it were not for this program! I did the plan twice, actually, the first time making it only through week 2. It was just sooooo much harder than anything else I had done before, but I decided to give it another try 2 years ago, and now, I'm running a half marathon! You CAN do this! It's hard.....really, really hard some days, but the gratification after completing a run where you pushed yourself farther than you thought you could is simply unlike anything else I've ever experienced.
    2088 days ago
    Yes, you can do it! I just did a 5k on Saturday. My goal was to run the entire 5k, but my Plantar Fasciitis and ankle pain kicked and I end up doing it by walking and jogging, but I finished my last 1/2 mile by running to the finish line. I'm signing up for my second 5k this month. And I'm not no skinny chick! Don't under estimate your about to achieve. emoticon
    2088 days ago
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