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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Couch Potato to 5K

Yeah, I realize I'm still not caught up on my blogging so here goes.  A couple of weeks ago, my friend Wonder Woman, emails me to tell me that she wants to run and 5K and wants me to run with her. The story is longer than that but that's the meat of this blog post.  I say, "Yeah that'd be great," without really reading about the race that she had ALREADY registered us for...what a friend!!  She knows me too well.  Had she not already registered and paid I could easily back out but because she already did that, I'm stuck.  She knows how I think:)  Anyway, so we're doing the couch potato to 5K running plan. I tried it last summer and got to week 6 or 7 and then quit...don't even remember why.  She made this great play list and told me I had to do it 5 times a week (BTW, the plan says 3).  So, I finished my first week last week and I did it 5 times.  This week started week 2, funny enough, our run song is the theme song of  "Wonder Woman." I've done 3 times so far this week.  I've walked/jogged a total of 18.69 miles.  That's pretty good for me!!  So, I've got to stay on track because the 5K we're doing is in November and it's called the Warrior Dash. Yeah, it's not just a 5K it's a 5K with an obstacle course that only crazy peeps would do.  I guess we're crazy;)  I'll keep you posted on my progress!!


Unknown said...

I am rooting for you all the way. Just stay focused and it will be just fine. Personally I like the "couch potato" part. If I tried to run a 5K I would probably end up in ICU. I look forward to hearing about your progress. Have an awesome day.

April said...

The reason I have you running 5 times a week instead of 3 (as it has in the program) is because you're also supposed to do cross-training twice a week in the program. Meaning, you run three days and then you ride a bike for 30 minutes or do aerobics for 30 minutes on other days. I chose to keep it simple.