Sunday, March 21, 2010
Couch to 5K
So today I started the couch to 5K program. It's a 9 week program to get us couch potatoes up and and healthy. I don't think I consider myself a couch potato as much as a craft potato. I really just don't move much when I'm crafting: just from the computer to the Cricut to the Zutter back to the computer:-) Anywho, the goal is to be able to run a 5K at the end of 9 weeks in under 30 minutes. It sound like a lot to us non athletic people, but when I was in the Army at my max I was running a 6 minute mile and running 4 miles a couple times a week. Then I had a baby, and some health issues, and got out of the Army after my deployment, and got lazy. I know I can get back there, but man tonight was hard. You start by walking 5 minutes, then you run for 60 second and walk for 90 seconds and continue this for 20 minutes. It took me the entire 30 minutes to do 2 miles. I took my dog Jessie with me because I decided she needed to quit being a couch potato too. After mile one she was wondering why we weren't heading back to the house. At mile 1.5 I was dragging her with me. Yep, she's as out of shape as me. Now I feel like a bad dog owner too. Well, this is a three times a week workout, so I'll be back at it on Tuesday night, weather permitting. Wish me luck!
Posted by KreativeKristina at 7:20 PM