"There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out." -Lou Reed

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Couch to 5K

My friend Kim told me about a program called Couch to 5K, and I'll admit, I was skeptical. I am determined to get into better shape, and have signed up for yoga and have been walking several times a week. I used to run, but it seems like ages since I have done that regularly. It is hard to get back into that once you are out of shape, and as the website states, the biggest mistake people make is trying to take on too much too fast.

I am impressed with this training program, which takes you in baby steps and promises to make even couch potatoes able to get into a running program, and ready to run a 5K. I love the podcasts on the site which include audio prompts (begin by walking here...start running now...stop running, back to walking, etc) and music to accompany your run.

I am committed to doing this, and getting back into shape and back into running. Take a look at the website, and tell me that it doesn't tempt you. Kim and I are going to encourage each other, even though we can't run together, as we live too far apart. If anyone else decides to sign on, let me know and we will start a support group!

Now that I have posted this, I can't chicken out!!


Cheri Pryor December 7, 2008 at 8:11 PM  

I'm totally on board to do this!! I'll join you....

Paula... December 26, 2008 at 6:20 AM  

First of all I'm so sorry I'm behind in reading your blog (and many others), I'm doing my best to play catch-up :)

so how is the running going? I'd love to jump on board, but unfortunately since badly breaking my ankle a few years back, I'm forbidden to run - walking is the most I'm able to do without being in too much pain :(

I dream of being able to run though - everyone jogged around the footy oval this arvo,whilst I did my best power walk LOL


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