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Couch to 5K

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

My son is trying to "stay in shape" for track. Since he just got done with wrestling, I guess he is worried that he is not getting enough exercise. He asked me if I wanted to go for a walk tonight. I pondered for a few moments and decided "oh why not?" Then it hit me...I have this Couch to 5K app I've been wanting to try but I haven't been brave enough to go alone. Being 13, he is up for almost anything, even running with Mom.

It's a pretty basic program. We started with a 5 minute warm up which was easy peasy. Then the fun began. Our intervals tonight were 60 seconds of jogging followed by 90 seconds of brisk walking. This little computer voice tells you when to switch speeds. Jogs 1-4 were no problem. Jog 5 was uphill and I thought I was going to die. (To the point I was telling my son to call 911 if I fainted, only partially in jest). Jogs 6-8 I was huffing and puffing but I did it. I did the whole thing.

The best part of the whole night? My son goes "Mom I want to tell you something but I don't want you to get offended ok? Mom, here's the thing. You're getting skinnier! Are you mad that I said that?" I about cried happy tears. Gave the kidlet a big hug and said "Nope dude. You can tell me that all you want."

Jogging with the kidlet? Doesn't get much better than that.

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SUNNYLIFE72 12/6/2012 9:28AM

  Sounds wonderful. Thanks for mentioning the couch to 5K app. I mentioned it to my hubby to investigate. We are in a similar situation with our 11 yo daughter who just finished soccer and wants to stay in shape.

You said it. It really doesn't get much better than that - I agree! =)
Blessings to you and your sweet boy!!!

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RFJSJ50 12/5/2012 6:40PM

    emoticon How fantastic - exercise time combined with quality time with your son - can't get much better than that!

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BECKYLIVES 12/5/2012 11:53AM

    There's an app for that???? I can't wait to find it!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!

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RISINGSUN2013 12/5/2012 8:40AM

    Way to go!! Couch to 5K is a great program and kudos to you and your son for starting it!

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MUPP1970 12/5/2012 8:24AM

    Awesome! Just walking up hill would probably make me want to pass out too!

I'm on week 5 of Couch to 5k. Three 8 minute runs with 2 minute walk breaks. I didn't think it would possible! I'm using the Couch to 5k program on 5k101 and love the coach!

Keep it up! You can do it!

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MTNKAT 12/5/2012 7:09AM


I loved the Couch to 5k program....and to do with your son? Even better! Great job!

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/5/2012 5:07AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I imagine that was the best way you could have possibly ended your night!!

I tried the C25K program once. I ended up getting bursitis after the 2nd or 3rd week and had to stop. :( Maybe one of these days I'll try it again.

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