I decided to post a Geeky Friday blog today since I haven’t done one in a while.
So, for the past 2 weeks I have started working out again. I have a new workout regimen doing cardio dance and Zumba at home.
I have really been enjoying it, and I actually do feel healthier! After a week of workouts, I started to feel like there was more that I could do, and then I came across… this.
My friend Becca shared it on her Facebook last weekend, and I thought to myself, hmmm. Well, if there was ever a reason to start running, Doctor Who is a great one.
Now, if you know me, you know I am not a runner, and I have always detested the idea of running or jogging, or even walking. I have every excuse in the book – the Florida heat, my flat-footedness, it’s raining, I don’t want to join a gym… ok, whatever. It is time to stop making excuses. I learned this week that the heat is not THAT bad if I go early enough in the morning (before 10am) and that walking and jogging in the rain is kinda fun. I also learned that going out at noon really sucks, because it truly is hot outside.
So, I downloaded Couch to 5K on my iPhone, and when I’m finally able to hit the 5K mark, I’m going to register for the Doctor Who Fun Run/Walk. The registration deadline is in September, so that gives me a couple months to train for it.
Because I want this medal:
Isn’t it cute? Right now I am kind of a sucky runner, in that I mostly just walk and have to push myself through the running portions. I can only do about 2 miles in the 30 minutes that it takes me to go through the C25K program, but I’ve only just completed week 1. I feel like I’ve made a lot of accomplishments already in this first week. Namely, actually being able to jog for 60 seconds straight. I know, it sounds pathetic, but I have really gotten out of shape. As of Monday, I’ll be starting week 2 and I can’t wait to see where this program takes me!
So, here I am after today’s walk/jog. Go me!
Have any of you ever done C25K and started out the program being completely athletically challenged like I am? How did it turn out for you? Are you still running today?