>Wow, I’m out of Shape!

>Okay, so I wrote awhile back that I was joining a friend in doing the Couch to 5K running plan.

I’m not sure why I’m doing it, except that I decided I really wanted to get back into exercising (used to be a huge part of my life pre-baby) and a friend at work was doing it. I thought I’d just join her one day a week. Well now, I figure in order to keep up with her, I should try to do the whole plan too.

The thing is, I aspire to be a runner, but I’ve never had the follow-through-ed-ness to do it. I always overdo it and give up. I’m more the hiker/biker/weightlifting kind of gal.

Anyhow…I decided to really join her, and this week did one of the sessions one the treadmill (probably not as good as real-life) and one outside. Today started week 3, and I had to walk 5 min, run 90 sec. walk 90 sec. …then here’s the big part…run 3 minutes (YIKES!), walk 3, then do the sequence again. To jump to the end of the story, I did do it. I did think also that my heart was going to jump out of my chest and I probably looked really silly in those last 2 minutes of running each cycle, like a dying person trying to get to that imaginary water pond they are hallucinating.

But, I did it. And I figure really, I’m more or less a week behind my friend since she’s done the full two weeks prior, where I’d only done 3 of the 6 days. It can only get easier right, and easier with a friend. Today I was all alone in my neighborhood, choosing my route trying to stay behind, and pick my path behind, some random man walking down the road that I felt a little uncertain of.

I do feel like I have more energy, and it is always a great feeling knowing you have exercised for the day.

What are you doing lately for yourself that you are proud of?



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2 responses to “>Wow, I’m out of Shape!

  1. >Good for you! You are right, it will get easier!

  2. >Interval training is tough… but really works! I agree with Chelsea, it will get easier. Good for you for sticking with it!

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