Thursday, April 18, 2013

Couch to 5K

I've officially lost my mind.

At least, that's what most of you are bound to think reading this!

As I am finally tired of not fitting into my clothes, I'm in the midst of a life change. No, not a diet, life change. While my diet will also have to change with me, this is not just a "gotta eat less calories" deal for me. My goal is to lose about 20 lbs by Oct (aka, my 10th anniversary) so I'll feel better about myself and hopefully not have to buy a whole new wardrobe this year.

Without going into all that....

I've started running. Well, ok, right now it's mostly walking LOL. But SOME running in there too! I downloaded this nifty little app, C25K (couch to 5k), it tells me when to walk, when to run, when to cool down, etc. And it tracks how far I've gone, and how many miles per minute, yada yada yada. It's pretty awesome actually.

Anywho, gonna use my blog to track everything now, since it will probably make me a bit more accountable.

Today was week 2, day 1. Actually, I repeated today, since on Monday when I tried to do it, I had to turn around and come back. Today I had to walk the last run, but oh well. I still did 2.5 miles, and I DID IT!

My right leg still hurts some, even with my awesome new shoes (I'll post a picture some other time), so I'm thinking I may have to get some leg compression sleeves to wear while running.

Running in a skirt is humerous, to say the least. I wear capri leggings underneath to prevent any accidental flashing if I fall or the wind picks WAY up, so I'm decent, at least, but my goodness...I try to run early enough in the morning that no one is really out, but after all the buses and morning work traffic have left, to avoid too many awkward stares. So far so good.

I take my Aussie Shepherd with me for protection, which came in handy when I met a man on the side of the road that I've never seen before. He kept to his side of the road when Scout started barking at him. (I of course rubbed his head and told him a few "good boy!"s when we were out of earshot of the man!)

Well...I've only got like 8 more weeks to go on the program! LOL. Anyone wanna "join" me?

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