I am not a runner. I've never been a runner. In fact, in high school for the timed runs, I got sick 3/4 of the way through from the overwhelming smell of fresh cut grass. I've never run a mile straight through a day in my life. But after not being able to lose weight with just diet, I told my husband we needed to integrate exercise, and I wanted to try this "running thing".
After yesterday's run/walk, hubby and I decided to start Couch to 5k. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a five minute warm-up walk followed by six 60 second run intervals with 90 second walks in between concluded with a 5 minute walk cool down. At least that is week one. It's a podcast on itunes for free. Supposedly, we will be able to run a 5k in 9 weeks. We shall see about that.
So, tonight was W1D1 and it went ok. We did the first half uphill, which made the return home a tad bit easier because it was downhill for the second half. I really thought I couldn't do it, and there were times when I wanted to stop, but kept pushing forward because the little man in my head hadn't said stop yet.
Well, I made it and now I'm back on my couch waiting for my tilapia to be cooked and I'm very proud of myself. I also edited yesterday for three hours, so I'm getting something for my mind as well.
We have tomorrow off, so we're going to lift a few weights and do crunches. How exciting! I will blog again on Wednesday with my W1D2 update. Wish me luck!