No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I've started (and stopped) Couch to 5k more times than I can count. I am not naturally a runner, but I want to be. My husband loves running and would love nothing more than for me to run with him. I may never get to the level of running as him, but I would love to be able to go out for a nice leisurely run together. Every time I have tried the program, I've stopped by week 4. Anyone who has done C25k knows that is no coincidence--week 5 is when it get hard. The dreaded 20 minute run. Who am I kidding? Even the 8 minute runs had me scared. Today I was scheduled for Week 5 Day 2. Two 8 minute runs with a 5 minute walk in between. It doesn't sound so bad (especially to people who run regularly). But let me tell you, when I felt like I was going to die on Monday with the 5 minute runs, the thought of upping that by 3 minutes sounded tough to me! But I did it. And the weirdest thing happened. As I was getting close to the end of the last run, I started getting a little teary-eyed. Not because I felt like I was going to die, but because I was proud. I stuck it out and I did something that I have never done before. I ran for 8 minutes (twice) without stopping. It may not sound like a lot, but it is a step in the right direction. Bring on that 20 minute run--I just may need to pack the tissues for that one.