Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I started my Couch to 5k program last night.  The first workout is only alternating between jogging for 60 seconds and walking for 90 seconds for a total of 20 minutes.  Holy Crap!  At 13 minutes, I was jogging ALMOST as slowly as I was walking and by 17 minutes, I'm pretty sure you couldn't tell the difference.  I felt like a longtime smoker, I was huffing and puffing so bad.  Pitiful.  It really drove home how bad of shape I'm really in.  Quite embarrassing.  At least I went after the girls were down so it was dark (actually VERY dark...I live in the boonies) so no one could see me turning bright red and heaving for dear life.  But I did it.  That's the important part.  The program is set to work out 3 times a week so I'll go again tomorrow.  Hopefully I'll get some kind of walk in today.

Oh!  I did buy a new pair of shoes!  I got a pair of New Balance running shoes that are SUPER comfy.  As bad as I felt after my "jog" (yeah right), my feet and ankles didn't hurt and that's a HUGE benefit for me.  My ankles hurt just walking around normally so that's a big endorsement for the money I paid. 

Alrighty...just wanted to give an update and let everyone know I survived.  Happy Tuesday!


Colls said...

Way to go on completing Week 1 Day 1! This morning I completed Week 4 Day 1 and I was really surprised at how "easy" the first set was. It really does get better. Keep up the good work! <3

MandaPanda said...

Thanks for the support. Glad to hear it gets easier. I just read over that last post and just to clarify - I am NOT a smoker...just felt like one. LOL

Amy W. said...

hahah, that made me giggle!

THE DASH! said...

Well done, Kathi. So proud of you for trying and getting out there!! xxx