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Couch to 5K – brief update

September 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Yesterday I completed my first run of week 4 (out of 8) using my couch to 5K iPhone app. This is the first week where I’ll spend more time running than walking. At first I was worried, but after yesterday, I think I’ll do fine. Even when the app told me it was time to stop, I felt like I could have kept on running. That was a good feeling.

I guess the guilt over the new shoes and the app is still working 🙂

–dp

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Couch to 5K update – short update

September 5, 2013 8 comments

Today was my first run of week 3 (out of 8) using my couch to 5K iPhone app. Felt pretty good today, too. I must admit to being surprised that this run felt better than the last run of week 2. Go figure. Anyway, I’m happy with my progress.

Oh, btw, I did get new running shoes *and* I bought the couch to 5K app. That should be enough guilt to keep me going for a while 🙂

–dp

Couch to 5K update – one week down

August 27, 2013 6 comments

Today I completed the final run of my first week using the couch to 5K in eight weeks iPhone app. After the first run, my legs were a bit sore, and got worse over the next couple of days. The second run felt a bit better and wasn’t as hard to complete. Two days later, today, and I was able to do the third run of the week without much trouble. As a bonus, I actually felt very good this afternoon after my run. Funny how getting out and exercising a bit can make you feel better. What a concept 🙂

Two things I think I’ll do next to encourage/guilt myself into keeping up with my goal of reaching a 5K are:

  1. Spend a buck ninety-nine and buy the C25K app, so I’ll feel bad if I don’t use it; and
  2. Buy some new shoes. Mine are really, really old. If I spend $100 on a new pair, I’m going to feel pretty stupid if all I do is put them on to go out somewhere instead of running.

So, that’s where I’m at. One week down … uh, seven weeks to go until I hit that three mile mark. So far, so good!

–dp