First, thanks for all the lovely comments I got from yesterday’s post. Yes it was difficult, but it is my reality. Real life isn’t always pretty and I am who I am, take it or leave it. Like me or not. Judge me how you will. It’s still my life.
Yesterday I started the all famous Couch to 5k or better known as the C25k program. I went on their website to print out my schedule and found the COOLEST iphone app. How it works is you choose one of your own playlists from your ipod and it gives you audio alerts of what you need to do next. So in the middle of whatever song you’re listening to a voice comes on and says something like, “get your lazy ass going and run.” Well, actually, there’s a beep and then the voice just says “run,” or “walk” or whatever action needs to be taken. It keeps a counter of the total work out time and also a timer of the segment that you are working on, so you know exactly where you are in the workout. Totally cool and makes keeping track of alternating walking/running easy peasy.
I made it through the Week 1 Day 1 work out pretty easily. 31 minutes total and over 2 miles. As you can tell by my times, I didn’t walk or run very fast. But I did it. I’ve always wanted to be “a runner.” I just hope at 43, it’s not too late.