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Computer to 5k. March 19, 2010

Filed under: blahblahblah,daily life — cupcakesupremacy @ 8:53 pm

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.)

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3 Responses to “Computer to 5k.”

  1. chelle Says:

    best of luck with your progress! I know how difficult it can be to get yourself going AND to keep it going! Just remember how accomplished you feel after your run & use that as your motivation to do it again the next day!

    • cupcakesupremacy Says:

      thank you! day one i was really motivated, but it took me 4 more days to get to day two, luckily my boyfriend was very encouraging without being annoying. i was able to finish it yesterday after cutting short last week, and the last run was the easiest! probably due to adrenaline and whatnot, but if every run was as easy as that one, this would be a breeze! thank you for the motivating words!

  2. Sarah Says:

    Hey Katrina, thanks so much for blogging about this…cause I think it’s a cool idea and I’m very interested. I downloaded the app last night, but I’m not sure if it’s the right one. Oh well, guess I’ll see today, haha.

    I wish you continued success with your couch to 5k training!


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