Couch to 5K
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
So Monday I started my first 30 day workout challenge and decided I would kick it off by trying this couch to 5K business. I hear that everyone learns to love running, and I want to love it too... it seems like there is such freedom in running to the music. Monday I barely made it through my workout because my shin splints were killing me, it felt like a thousand knives in each leg, but I spoke with a dear friend on Tuesday and she told me to buy compression socks... today was day 2 of running, since you only run 3 days a week... and I did 5 miles in 58 minutes, which put me at an 11.6 minute mile. Not too shabby for day 2 of training. Some of you may be gasping, thinking that is a horrible time, but miss chubby over here hasn't run (for running's sake) since I was in junior high PE, so that's kind of a big deal to me :)
I alternate my workout days because its a 30 day challenge to keep moving, so yesterday I did kickboxing, and on running days I do my run and then yoga for a cool down. I cant say I love working out yet, but I love how I feel after I have completed a work out!
I Have also made the decision not to weigh myself until after my 30 day challenge! I made this decision based on a few factors and ultimately decided that the scale doesn't define me. I read a devotion today in my made to crave book (fabulous if anyone is looking to turn their journey into health into a journey into growing closer to God) and it was about the scale, and how she realized that her obedience to God should define her success and not humanistic values. Not a number on the scale, or if the doctor says you aren't doing enough.. If God is speaking to your heart, and you are following him, then you will succeed!
Proverbs 16:3 "Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." I speak this over myself and all of my spark friends reading this blog. You will succeed because God is good and He will help us on this journey! This is our year! We can do it!