Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Couch to 5K Program Update

Back in August I announced my plan to start the Couch to 5K running program, which is a program designed to help the non-runner get active and get running. I had my doubts about my ability and desire to stick with the program, but by posting about it on my blog I thought maybe that would give me some accountability.

I no longer hate these.

I'm pleased to say that I am now a Couch to 5K graduate. I ran 5K (3.1 miles) last week, and I didn't want to die when I was done. I wanted to stop running and get a shower, but I felt good. Good. I'm signed up for my first actual 5K run this Saturday and I couldn't be more excited.  After I have a few solid weeks of consistent 5K runs under my belt, I'm going to begin the Bridge to 10K program.  I never would have guessed that I'd fall this hard for something like running.

And the very best part?  I figured with all of the work I've been doing, I'd be losing some weight.  Apparently not - I'm still the same weight today as I was in August.  But today I slipped on a pair of pants I haven't worn in over 2 years.  When I tried them on in August, they didn't get past my hips.  Today, they are comfy.  That alone has made every minute on that treadmill worth the effort.



sulfababy said...

Way to go! This is awesome!!

Burtons Blessings said...

awesome! Congrats! I have started and stopped the C25K 2 times and it's been two weeks since i have ran. I just can't get hooked like I was hoping :(

Joe said...

Just finished WK 1 D1 yesterday. Hopefully in 9 more weeks I'll see the same improvements you have!

Jenn said...

Great job on starting! That's seriously the hardest part, deciding that you are going to do it. After that, it just takes time. Good luck with C25K!

Lilo said...

Whoo hooo!! Great job my friend. :)