Sunday, April 25, 2010

Couch to 5K Update!

So I started the Couch to 5K running program! Well I started over after 1 week so my sister could catch up. I just finished week 1 of the program yesterday and I love it so far. For the FIRST time in my life I found the courage to run on the treadmill in the gym while people were around. Seems like a small win for most people, but for me it was huge! I finally told myself that I control my future and nobody else. If people want to stare in awe, then great! If they want to stare in shock, well then that's their problem! When I am on that treadmill running I feel like I am free, I don't feel like I am in a 400 lb body. I especially love when I get about half way through the program, I feel like that's when I hit my stride. I start to pick up the pace and push myself, and it feels like I find my stride. It is such an AMAZING feeling.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the program. Week 1 consisted of the following:

3 days - 30 min each day.

5 min walking to warm up
20 min of intervals: jogging for 60 sec and walking for 90 sec
5 min walking to cool down.

here is the website to the program:

I will update you guys again after week 2!


Tishia said...

I think it's awesome you're doing the program and kudos to you for running on the treadmill in the gym and not worrying about what other people think!

Keep up the awesome work! You're an inspiration!

Sharon B. said...


{ALL} for a Better Life said...

YAHOO! I know I had a hard time getting over the running in front of people thing, it doesn't seem small at all. I love your outlook - screw em'!

Can't wait to see how Week 2 goes!


Anonymous said...

Congrats! I am so impressed and inspired by you