But, I am doing it people. I have officially begun the Couch 2 5k program.
This program seems perfect for a beginner like me. It appears to gradually introduce running and build endurance. Today, my husband and I made our way to the track to give 'er a try. I used my cell phone as a stop watch to time our walks/runs. At first, I was thinking it was pretty easy. But by the third of fourth running segment...ohhh man. Getting harder! But we both survived it. :) Hubby has some shin/calf pain, so he's going to break in his better quality runners over the next while and give them a try once he figures they won't rip his feet apart whilst running. As for lil' old me, I felt some tightness in my quads for some reason. Weird. No other pain though!
We will run again Sunday after the man gets home from work. Can I just say how FABULOUS it is that he is running with me!?!
I have sort of been dragging me feets about this running thing, but my friend Cory really gave me a kick in the pants to get started. He asked me...now this is slightly insane...to RUN A TEN K WITH HIM!
It's in July, so I do have some time, but I'm not fooling myself into thinking I can run a full 10k non-stop in a few months. But I can try. :)
The 10k is to raise money for cancers below the waist. It's called Uncover the Cure and we get to wear our underwear as outerwear! Too fun! Plus raise money, of course. My dad died of cancer (his began as skin cancer), so raising money for any kind of cancer hits home for me.
I also did a weigh in yesterday that kinda shocked me. I went away for three days and came back...lighter?!? I ate CHEESECAKE! TWICE! How did this happen? Not complaining, just a tad dumbfounded.
Here are some pictures...
I had a really good time in Puyallup. Getting to meet baby Tristan at three months old was fantastic. Next time I see him he'll be crawling around. Such a sweet, happy baby!
Hope everyone is doing well. Wish me luck with day two of the program on Sunday!