Couch to 5K – Week One
Couch to 5K – Week One
Monday 27th February am
I bought some lovely running shoes about 18 months ago (ish). Proper ones from a running shop and I had my tread measured and everything! I was motivated to start running and went out about three times walk/jogging to my family home about a mile from my house. You can see my posts from that time here.
Then I went to the doctors and she told me I had to get confirmation from the hospital before I could run as I have Long QT syndrome. Boo. Unfortunately getting a letter to confirm it was OK took months. Then last year I was all set again. We were going on a weekend camping trip so I packed my trainers with good intentions of running around the lake and by the river where we would be camping. Just as we were about to go I walked out of the back door to get something from the garage and promptly fell off the back step and sprained my ankle! Doh! Cue three days spent camping wth my foot in the air.
Well that was then. After stumbling on Couch to 5K a couple of weeks ago I’ve been building myself up to start. I downloaded the first four podcasts last week and my Mom treated me to some shiny new headphones for my iPod. I didn’t feel too confident to go straight out on the street so after a lie in on Saturday I decided to do it in the garden! I must have looked really strange to the neighbours but hey ho! I completed all runs despite interruptions first from my partner coming outside for a fag (hmph) who didn’t know what I was doing and then my brother and his girlfriend popping round and peering at me from the back door. Half way through I thought I wouldn’t be able to do the full workout but I pushed on and managed all the runs and felt quite pleased with myself. As I sit here on my laptop it’s Monday morning and I’m trying to decide what time will be best to do run two. Hope I can keep my motivation!
Run two done! I feel great. I used the Endomondo app on my Blackberry and I did 1.81 miles. It said average 14 mins to do a mile. Not quite a 4 minute mile but it’s a start : ).
Thurday 1st March 2012
Very pleased with myself. Today I did the third run of my first week. It was a lovely sunny day and I ran on the street and through the park. Grass seems to be a little harder going. Again I did just under two miles which I guess is OK. Hoping to hit two miles or more in week two. I was tired this afternoon but I feel like I will sleep well and my muscles don’t feel too shot.
Bring on Week Two!