Yesterday I completed the Couch to 5k program!! Woohoo! I am successfully running 30 minutes without stopping three times a week. I'm not quite up to a 5k, but I'm close. Now that I am finished with the C25K, where do I go from here? As I was debating on just working on my speed and endurance, I saw the there was a 5k to 10k app. Dare I?! Well, I downloaded the app and I'm going to give it a try. Tomorrow I have a free run. So I'm just going to see how long I can go without stopping, then Saturday start to 5k to 10k.
I just wanted to take a few minutes and answer some of the questions some of you have asked.
Do you run on a treadmill or outside?
I run outside. When we were in America I had a treadmill, but it was terribly boring for me. I am finding I have to change up where I run every so often because I get bored of that too. Plus I hear that it's safer (you don't want people memorizing your path).
How far do you go in 30 minutes?
The C25K program has you always start and end with a 5 minute walk. I've never calculated how long the walking part is, but in total I am just over 2.5 miles. I'm pushing to get to that 3.1 mile in the 40 minutes.
Are you losing weight?
Ah, the fun question! I've only lost a few pounds, but I'm certain I've lost a few inches. I've noticed some shirts that were tighter are now looser, and some skirts are looser as well. I know diet plays into this as well. And for me I wanted to finish the C25K before I went and make drastic changes to my diet. I have gave up soda for the most part and am only drinking water.
Do you love running yet?
Ha! Not yet. But I will say the feeling of accomplishment afterwards is incredible. Starting out I could barely do the 3 minute jog, and to think I can run 30 minutes without stopping is just a great feeling!
My kids were watching the Muppets last night and I saw this skit. It's hilarious!