Thursday, April 23, 2009

More Couch to 5K Fun!

Hey, remember at the end of the summer last year when I started that fabulous Couch to 5K program? Well, we basically got to the end of it, starting running for 30 minutes at a time for about a week or two and then had to stop because, you know, it started snowing and crap.

Anyway, we decided to start earlier in the season this year. So on Tuesday morning of this week, we dusted off our running shoes, set our alarm for an unreasonable time in the morning, and began all over again. (No, working out more doesn't mean the boy is consuming more calories, but I can not become overly involved in my husband's dietary intake. We'll pretend that this is true. Even though I count his every calorie. I must be stopped. This running won't build muscle either. Why are we running? The dietitian would be very angry with us.)

This running this is a lot easier the second time around. Seriously. Last time I thought my body was going to revolt. This time I know my body is going to revolt, but that it's only temporary. I had the same things happen to me during week one that happened last time (sore inner thighs, sore abs), but you know what is better? We are already running faster and going farther than we did last year. We are less likely to get the dreaded stitch in our sides because I think we are better at regulating our breaths.

We knew when we started it so late last season that we wouldn't get to 30 minutes and do it for a long time. But I feel like doing it last year was really fruitful in that it conditioned our bodies in a way that they wouldn't be conditioned otherwise. I hope that makes sense.

I won't be posting weekly updates like I did last time around, but I might do another wrap-up post at the end of the seven weeks to let you know how I did. I'm actually quite happy that I posted so much the first time because I feel like it will be really similar and I like knowing ahead of time what my pain level will be!!

Running 4 Eva!!

2 comments:

  1. You're my hero. I am not a runner. I tried to be and I'd like to think that I still could be but I just can't do it. And you got up in the morning and ran? Wow. Bravo!

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  2. If only I could get past that first week, but I just CAN'T. I dream of being a runner, they always look so fit and fab. I, on the other hand, might cause a traffic accident with the faces I would undoubtedly pull...I need to get beyond that and just do it! Good luck!

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