I decided to do C25K again and since it's January in Massachusetts, I wasn't up for running in the snow, ice and cold. Actually, I'm not up for running, period, but I am up for what it does for my weight loss and body, and how I feel afterward.
When I was heading toward WW Lifetime in 2003, I started running, for the first time in my life. I made it through C25K and actually ran a few races. Like, below:
Week 1 is in the books and I tell you, a 5K seems a long way away. However, I made it through C25K before and I know it can be done.
The program calls for 5 minutes for warm up and cool down, but I've extended it out to 10 minutes on each side to prevent injury as much as I can. Week 1 calls for 60 seconds running, 90 seconds walking. Repeat for 20 minutes.
After the first week I realize I need:
Now, onto Week 2, the start of which will be delayed by about 5 days because my husband is out of town and I won't be able to get to the gym. I'm not too disappointed because I think the rest will be good for my probably-shocked body.