Well hello there. Someone mentioned something about my blog on twitter today and I got embarrassed thinking if anyone actually clicked on my site, they would be sorely disappointed as I am a horrible horrible updater. I’m in the process of turning over some new leaves in life, so maybe updating more regularly can be one of them!
One of these leaves I need to keep hushed for a few more days. I am slightly suspicious and I need everything to be ironed out before I go blabbing about how excited I am.
The second leaf is that I started Couch to 5K. When I was unemployed in the fall, I started it two different times in our little apartment gym. I decided to start again on Thursday and since it was BEAUTIFUL, I decided I would do it outside. I also wanted to avoid the potentially awkward moment of walking into the gym and someone else being there. (I have issues. (Like I was mostly okay with running into people outside, because I had sunglasses on.)) We live in a little apartment complex with a dozen buildings, so there is plenty of “road” to run on that is not road. But it is also not flat. I tried to time it so that I was walking up hills and running down them but HOLY SWEET BABY J is running outside a billion zillion times harder than on the treadmill.
C25K, if you’re not familiar, is a running/walking interval program. You start off walking for 90 seconds and then running for 60. I think there are a total of 9 runs and 10 walks. And several weeks later, they have you running for 30 minutes at a time. Yikes. There is an amazing iPhone app where you can play your own music and a little *ding* and voice-over tells you to run or walk. I did the first 4 runs before skipping out of half of the next two, did the next two and had to end before the last one. It was way harder than I expected, but I’m not beating myself up over not doing it to completion. I’ll just try again tomorrow. You gotta walk before you can run!
I’m writing about it publicly so I can be held accountable. I also ordered an armband for my iPhone today, so I Am Fo’ Real. I know a lot of people motivate themselves by registering for a 5k towards when they are supposed to finish the program, but I don’t need that kind of pressure, so I’m just gonna go with it. If I never run an actual 5k, I don’t really care, that’s not the point. The point is to get out there and get moving. (Remind me that tomorrow, when it’s time to go do Day 1 again.)