Wednesday, May 19, 2010

C25K Training

My sister wanted to start running, but said she needed a buddy to keep her motivated… so she talked me into running with her. Honestly, I was not all that thrilled about it. I am not a runner, I don’t typically enjoy it, and I was lazy…
We are now into our 3rd week of training, and I am shocked! I don’t LOVE it yet, but I don’t hate it – which is great! We are following a plan called Couch-to-5K. There is an app that we downloaded onto our iphones that tells us when to run and when to walk. It slowly builds up your endurance and stamina so that you don’t get burned out and quit.
We both signed up for our very first run – The Run Wild 5K this July. A lot of Joe’s family (that’s really into running) will be in town for his step-brother’s wedding. They will be running it as well, along with some of my family. Run Wild 5K has turned into a family event! I am really looking forward to it! Joe is going to be racing my cousin, Philip, for the 3.1 miles – my goal is just to complete it without walking.
And I will be honest… I am not doing this for my health… I am hoping to get a little toned, and lose about 3-5 lbs. Wish us luck on our new adventure!!!


Stephanie said...

I'm so proud of you girls!!
I cant wait to hear how the run goes!
You can do it!!
(hey, atleast its better than that first night, right?!?!)

Krystyn said...

That's really cool that your phone tells you what to do and really takes the guess work out for you!

I can't wait to hear how your first real run goes.

Stephanie said...

I'm proud of us for staying on top of it. And for our boys for encouraging us and running with us too. Helps the motivation stay strong! Yay to us!

MOM said...

I know y'all can do it, I have faith in the both of you. It should tone both of you I just wish I could do it with you! Keep up the good work, I love you!!!