Tuesday, February 12, 2013

C25k {week 1}

Last night I finished week 1 of the couch to 5k. Whoop whoop.
Recap:
In the past I did the plan 5x a week instead of the recommended 3 because I really sucked at running. I was 250lbs and I had never run before. 
Now, there is really no time to run more than 3x times a week, literally. I take my son to daycare at 6am and I don't get off of work until 5:30pm Tuesday-Friday. By the time I get home I'm preparing for the next day. It's tiring.
So, running Saturday, Sunday & Monday it is.
Each day I went to the gym and did some shin stretches. In the past I've had a ton of shin problems. Surprisingly, I didn't have ANY issues with my shins on week 1. Maybe my $100.00 running shoes are finally broken in 2 years later? 
I followed the C25k program to the T: walk 5 min, run/jog 60 sec, walk 90 sec for 20 minutes. I was surprised how natural and easy it felt. Nothing like before when the 1 minute jog seemed to drag on foreverrrrr. I feel like I could have easily skipped week 1 and headed onto week 2, but I better just stay on track and run according to the program.

Here's to week 2!  

4 comments:

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

I hear you about the time thing. With 3 jobs and 2 kids it seems impossible BUT since I always find time for trashy TV I figured I can find time to do the treadmill. LOL Good luck on week 2.

Former Fat Bride said...

3 jobs?! You go girl!

Samantha~ said...

You are doing so well chick!! Keep up the amazing work!

Fit Mom said...

You are doing great. Keep it up!