A friend at work had mentioned to me that she had started running. She used a well designed running plan designed to have a non-runner running 3.1 miles in about 8 weeks.
I decided that I would run in the cul-de-sac while the kids played outside. I did just that....around and around and around the cul-de-sac. Neighbors began to get used to it. Kids stopped interrupting me. I got really addicted to it.....and that is how it all began.
I eventually left the cul-de-sac and 10 weeks later I ran my first 5K. My daughter ran it with me. She beat me by 9 minutes. I never stopped running and that was my goal. I felt great.
Isn't that funny that my number was 9-1-1. It made me a little nervous!I continued running about 3-4 times a week....until the hot weather returned....then it was hit or miss. A cool morning run, a run on the beach, a late night run, or an "I'm feeling thick around the middle" run.
So....here I am now. A slack-runner. It has been weeks since I have been on a run of any length.
I am starting the well designed running plan again.
I thought maybe some of you might like to join me.
Like I said...If I can do it...you can too!
The running plan is very popular...and it works.
It is called the Couch to 5K. Go here to check it out!
The first week looks like this.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday
~ Warm up walking for 5 min.
Run 60 sec. Walk 90 sec. (total of 20 min.)
Cool down walking for 5 min.
The next week...you run a little longer...and walk a little longer too.
That doesn't sound too bad, huh?
If anyone thinks they might be interested, comment here or send me an email.
We can work out some way to support one another and celebrate our accomplishments.
Who is coming with me?
I know some of you out there are real runners. I don't have any advice for you... I am trying to catch you...then we can run together....in some virtual way of course.