Couch to 5K...Who Knew?
Friday, August 09, 2013
So apparently I wanted to be a runner more than I previously thought. I have started the Couch to 5K program and so far I love it! I just finished my first week yesterday. I like it because it's little steps. A little at a time so my body gets used to the exercise. Up to this point all I've done is walking, so it's nice to change it up. I downloaded an app that goes with it, and this app has voice commands that tell me when to run and when to walk. It also connects with my ipod player on my phone, which I love. But I keep my phone in my pocket while I'm doing this, so I can't see the time. That way I'm not counting down the seconds until I can walk again. I'm just going until it tells me to stop. It's the hardest thing I have ever done health wise but I do love it. It pushes me past what I think I can do and I prove to myself that I can in fact do this. I hope by the end of this I will be able to actually run a 5K, but if I don't feel ready then I will keep training everyday until I am ready, and that's okay. My eating has been up and down. Good days and bad. I think I may have an ulcer, but I have to wait until my health insurance kicks in on the first, to know for sure. Until then, doing some research, cutting back on ibuprofen and watching what I eat even more. I'm down 17 pounds so far, and I have 17 to go until I hit 199, my first big goal, and I am very much looking forward to it! Until next time, kids. :)