Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Couch to 5k

So, when I started my journey on the Couch to 5k program I was a little skeptical. Me run? Yah right!

Well, Week 4 Day 1 complete!!

For those of you who don't know what I am talking about, Couch to 5k is a program that claims that it can take anyone from being a couch potato to running a 5k in 9 weeks. It gives you a week by week, step by step, program that starts off with more walking and ends up with you running for thirty minutes straight. Last night I ran for 5 minutes straight! I looked at this week and laughed when I saw it. Running for 3 minutes last week was hard, but 5? But.....I did it!! I was sweating bullets!! I even started saying things like, "You can do it!" and "One more minute!" while I was jogging. It was actually kinda fun. Not only did I run for 5 minutes, but I did it twice. It was a ton of fun!

Anyways, a teacher at my school asked if I had lost weigt yesterday. I was very happy to tell her that I hadn't lost a ton of weight, but rather inches. She said that the sweater I was wearing used to be kinfa snug and now I am swimming in it! I was so happy.

Well, I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Confession: I went over my calories yesterday by a little. Could have been the Reeses Big Cup I had in the car at 9pm last night. LOL

Cheer: I finished my Couch to 5k program last night. I'm also trying to put together a free weightloss program at school kinda like WW since none of us has any money!!


  1. I always talk to myself when I run!!! I have a new posting on my blog talking about this same subject!

    I am a teacher too working on my master's.

    nice blog.

  2. I just ran for the first time last night in 7-8 months. 4 minutes at 5mph!

    I've been toying with the idea of couch to 5k. Once the weather gets better here I'll start.

    Keep going. Inches are way more important than pounds.

  3. P.S. my word verification for that last comment was skini. It's a sign.

  4. Sounds like a great program to start! Keep us updated!

  5. you are just too cute. i am happy for you with your couch to 5k program... i just started, but i am also really motivated this time to stick with it! by the way, my bday is march 31st! kind of perfect that we share birthday months!
    keep up the good work, you are an awesome example to me!


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