20 October 2010

I'm knackered

If you and I are friends on Facebook, then you know that I just started with C25K. If you're unfamiliar with it, it's a running program to get you from Couch (C) to running a 5K in 9 weeks using progressively more intensive work outs. It's really great for people (like me) that want to get in better shape, but are unsure of where to start.
I really enjoyed doing this tonight, because you start off with a five minute walk to warm up, jog for a minute, walk for 90 seconds, and then alternate until you've been jogging/walking for 20 minutes and conclude your workout with a five minute cool down. By about the third time I was supposed to jog, I started thinking to myself "I could totally just walk now... no one would EVER know..." but then I thought "Okay, I would know! Just keep imagining more toned legs!" and that kind of helped to get me over the hump. Well, that and next time Lipglossiping posts an update about how she's doing on C25K, I don't want to feel guilty!
There's an app for it in the Droid (and stinky iPhone) market, which is actually pretty cool. It times everything for you and has a cheery little "ding!" to let you know when one section is done. I will be honest, though, after the fourth "DING!" I wanted to throw my phone, but that's just because I hate running.
I'm tentatively looking forward to Saturday when I'm going to do Week 1 Day 2... Look for sporadic updates (:
You can find a really great site for it here with some more information.


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