Sunday, July 10, 2011

Couch to 5K

So in between work, cooking, church responsibilities, and house remodeling projects, I have started something that I haven’t done in a long, long time....running.  The last time I ran this much was in college with Jill and Meg, and that was a while ago.  Now that it’s almost 10 years later, very hard to believe, I figured it’s time I get my 30-year-old self back into shape.  Through one of the blogs that I read, I learned about an app on your phone called “Couch to 5K” – it is an exercise program that takes you from no exercise to running a 5K in about 2 months time.  (For those of you who don’t know, and I wasn’t sure myself, a 5K is equivalent to 3 miles.) The program is based on a combination of walking and running, and as you build up your endurance, there is less walking and more running.  So far it is working very well for me… I definitely feel better when I’m keeping up with the program verses when I take a break for a couple of days.  If you want to learn more, click here:

So Mr. Wonderful has been running more lately too, and he thought that it would be a good idea to run a 5K right away.  I wasn’t so sure about this idea, considering I was only 2 weeks into my 2 month program.  But I gave it a shot – all I have to say is that I finished, I wasn’t last, and in the end I’m really glad I did it.  It might be a little while before I try another one, but I will be doing it again.  And by the way, Mr. Wonderful was 2nd in his age group – I think he sprinted the whole thing. So proud of him!  Here’s a picture after we both crossed the finish line.

 Joggin' with Jordan 5K, May 21, 2011, Warren, PA

1 comment:

  1. From Jason - "Couch to refrigerator - 5 seconds. Just cut 3 seconds off my time. On my way to a 1K."

    (I was hoping this would motivate him...guess again).