Running…June 27, 2011 - Author: Greis - 7 Comments
I’ve never been a runner. In fact, I’d even venture to say that I hate running. I’ve always hated running. And until recently (last week) I would have bet money on the fact that I would never enjoy running EVER!!
With my hate of running you’d be surprised to learn that last Thursday I started the Couch to 5K program (C25K). Yes, go ahead and soak that little tidbit of information in for a minute, I’ll wait.
Are you back? No worries, I’m just as surprised as you are.
For the past year or so I’ve heard friends on Twitter, Facebook and blogs praise the C25K program a LOT. With my hate of running I never in a million years even considered starting the program, because HELLO, it’s all about running. Well, on Thursday something changed. I decided that I needed to step up my workout routine and thought C25K might be just what I needed so I downloaded the C25K app on to my iPhone and decided I’d give it a go at the gym that evening.
I’m happy to report that I did Week 1 – Day 1 of the C25K program and LOVED it. I know, I know it was just day 1, but loving it after ONE day is pretty amazing in my book. I enjoyed it so much so that I have been looking forward to doing Day 2, but it was the weekend, and the busyness of it all took over and Day 2 has been put off until after work today. I can’t wait! (Did I just say I can’t wait to workout, really?!? Who am I?)
I’m hoping that my enthusiasm for running continues for a long time to come. Running is such a great cardio workout and I’m hoping that it will be the change in my routine that I’m looking for. I’ll be sure to report back in a few weeks and let you know how I’m doing.
Wish me luck, I might need it!