Me, a runner?
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Since my last post I have had some stressful times, and I had let my workouts slide a bit. Luckily not too much though, so I'm still feeling pretty good about my progress. When I initially started my bootcamp I had seen another post from a team member about doing the Couch to 5K program when she finished up her bootcamp. It got me thinking... could I possibly attempt it and succeed? My entire life I have always said 'I hate running.' But to be honest, aside from warm ups in high school sports, I never really tried. And I am the queen of 'too much too soon,' which usually leads me to burning out and quitting before I can actually succeed. So after I saw this post, the wheel of curiosity started turning.
I mulled the idea over for a couple weeks while continuing my usual boot camp workouts, and I just discovered the C25K app for iPhone the other day. This thing is FANTASTIC. It is literally idiot proof, and you cannot mess up. I love that it automatically links to my workout playlist on iTunes as well, and best of all, it was FREE!
I am done with my W1D2 workout, and so far I love it. I don't have a treadmill at home, and it has been way too humid to run outside, so I've been going to the gym to get in my run. I'm surprised to say that I really enjoy the workout. The 90 second walk/ 60 second run is a great way to ease into it, and although I feel like I'm not getting a huge workout from it, I am enjoying the slow and steady pace. I'm hoping that this will help me to actually stick with the program rather than give up like I usually do. I can't wait to see what I can do at the end of week 9!