I feel inspired today. Maybe it is because I just worked out and the endorphins are pumping through me. I feel back on track after having a "blah" couple of days. I think it is because I have been working out so hard lately and the scale has not been moving! But it is not just about that, right? Turn off negativity switch, turn off!
Positivity activated. (for some reason positivity seems yellow to me)
The other day I ran around the block. (I could not make my work out Sunday because I brought my kids to a birthday party. Chuck E Cheese. I even had a slice of pizza and it was as gross as I remember. I thought to myself... Why did I waste my calories on THIS?! Anyways... back on track.) So since I did not make my power yoga class on Sunday I did some stretches at home and ran around the block. I wanted to get a little cardo in and... in the back of my mind I think I really wanted to see how I would fair. I really did amaze myself. I thought I would have to stop and walk at least a few times to catch my breath. Not the case. I really am seeing a stronger me! The next day I came across this website. Go from the couch to running a 5K in 9 weeks!? I think it was a sign. Maybe I really need to up my cardo (and omg actually run) to burn some fat.
I tried to do a 5K once. Even "trained". What I call train running most people would probably have called trotted or bounced. I hated every minute of it. When the race came, I walked most of it. They had hills! I was NOT prepared for hills... Ladies with little toy dogs on leases were passing me up. I wouldn't have called it a total failure... as they say "it doesn't matter how slow you go... you are lapping everyone on the couch."
But, I want to do it right this time. I want to actually run the entire time. I am fitter, I am healthier and I know I can do it! So this is week 1 of training.
A total of 30 minutes 3 times a week:
-5 minute warm up walk (brisk pace)
-20 minutes of alternating 60 seconds jogging, 90 seconds walking
-5 minute cool down
I will let you know how it goes...
"Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed"