Posts Tagged: couch to 5k

Thoughts on C25K

In training for the 5k, I did what many people who haven’t exercised at all have done- turned to Couch to 5k to help me do it. I followed the routine fairly religiously. I started off by walking a mile for a couple of weeks, and then started the program. But no matter what I

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C25K Week Two Redux.

I had another long weird week where I didn’t get much running in. So today I went, and as I haven’t been able to complete Week Three Day One yet… I thought doing Week Two Day Three was a good way to ease into it. Week Three has a five minute warm up and 90

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Nothing much to say.

I know. I don’t have much to say? It’s shocking. It’s been a long hot crazy week and I’m drained. I had a flare up last week, and the cramps went on and off for the last five days. As in, it would skip a day and then bother me the next. This was in

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C25K: Week Two Day Two

Week Two, Day Two A five minute warm-up walk, followed by the following intervals: 6 jogging for 90 seconds, 5 intervals of brisk walking for 2 minutes each. The program that I use gives me a five minute cool down as well. After the run on the treadmill, I was pretty eager to see how

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Couch to 5k: Week Two Day One

If you’re following along, the disastrous run was last Tuesday. I gave myself a few days to avoid running with cramps again, and this run happened on Friday. As it was still 100 degrees out (Fall can arrive any time now), I decided to take advantage of the in-laws being out of the house to

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Couch to 5k: Week One Day Three

If you’ve noticed, there was quite a gap between days two and three. I went to Comikaze over the weekend, and something about walking for hours and carrying the hammer and a bag filled with snacks & my electronic stuff made me not want to go for a run. The next day I walked around

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Couch to 5k: Week One Day One.

After putting it off for awhile, I finally attempted Day One again. Couch to 5k is an interval training program designed to get you in shape to run a 5k, even if you’ve never run before. When I first tried it, I hit a wall. So I started by trying to walk a mile, and

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Well hello September!

I sort of forgot that yesterday was Monday. Sometimes I just see the world as weekend and then Monday. So three day weekends throw me off. We went to a family party on Saturday, at my grandmother-in-laws house. I had a nice time. The weather was cooler than it’s been, and not very humid at

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I have shoes!

Running shoes, that is. This weekend we went to a local running store (not a general sporting goods place) where there was someone who could watch me walk and figure out what sort of shoe I need. I now have a pair of Brooks Adrenaline GTS 12. And boy, it feels like a complete 180

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Oh the agony!

At the end of November last year, I was hospitalized after I had a very low hemoglobin count and mentioned a few things: occasional fevers, painful stomach cramps and weight loss. Actually, I was hospitalized for a blood transfusion (I was VERY low on iron), but they vowed to get to the bottom of the

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