Set a New Personal Record
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I'll be 56 years old on Thursday. A month ago my DH said he was ready to start the "From Couch to 5K" program. I told him I would start with him - so today was Week 4 - Day 1. Up until now I've been able to stick with it, do decently well and feel good about it. Today's jog time was in 5 minute increments (up from 3 minutes last week). Well, it was really, really challenging. I jogged my first five minutes (after warm up). I said going into that time that if I made the whole five minutes it would be longer than I have ever run without stopping. I did it!
After walking two minutes, it was time to do another five minute jog. I almost stopped; I had one step when my body just said "Please! Walk!"; But (and that's a big but I have) I dug deep and finished that 5 minute jog also.
I know that people that already run 5K's , 10K's and marathons can laugh at this uproariously.
However, for me, this was a giant step (or jog) in the right direction.