Thursday, March 8, 2012

I just finished my second week of the Couch to 5k program and let me tell you, I'm loving it! I am not naturally a runner but I desperately want to be so this was the program for me. If you've never heard of this before it's an 8 week program to get you from doing nothing to running a 5k. The first week you start off slow, walk to warm up for 5 minutes, and then interval 60 seconds of jogging with 90 seconds of walking 8 times and then a 5 minute cool down walk. Each week you step up how much you run. I now look forward each morning at 5:30 am (only time I can go with my crazy schedule and kids) going to the gym and accomplishing my goal.
In just the two weeks I've noticed a huge change in my energy level, body image and self image. It's quite remarkable. Some friends and I are planning on running a 5k at the end of May, something I never thought I would ever be able to do.
This program also has a great app that I use on my iPod touch that is free, works with my playlists and tells me when to walk, run, warm up or cool down. It keeps track of my workouts and really motivates me. There is nothing that gets me going better in the morning than hearing "Welcome to c25k, begin workout now".
If you're interested in this app, head on over to the app store and type in couch to 5k, it's free (there are other ones you pay for but the free one is awesome!).


The KGB Family said...

Yeah! I love running. Be aware, it is highly addictive :) good luck on your 5k. I'm excited for you.

Karrasch Clique said...

way to go Kristin! I am so excited for you! What a great thing. You should look into doing the Color Me 5ks...I don't know if there is one near you...but they add a little jazz to the running world :)

Way to GO!

Aubrey Norby said...

Woo-hoo! You go girl!