Since Brad joined the Navy, it is inevitable that we will end up on a beach somewhere & with time-a-ticking, I am in NO shape to be living near a beach. So, this week I've decided to hunker down and do my best to be bathing suit ready before we leave the mountains of Vermont.
I've been a member of sparkpeople.com for years & have heard so often about Couch to 5k.. basically taking you from couch potato to running a 5k in 9 weeks. There was a day and time (before winter hit) that I could run a 5k, but I've gotten lazy over the past couple months (winter does that to me EVERY year). So, I have decided to work my way back into running. Besides, when the hubster tells me that he runs 8 miles daily, I feel like a lazy tub-a-lub...haha. I can't tell you how motivating he is.
With the program I feel so motivated to finish each day. Without it, I'm sure I could find a million reasons not to leave the warm house and head out into the cold winter weather that seems to have returned for a little while. I found the first week to be really easy... a little too easy & wonder if I should have just jumped right into Couch to 10k, instead, but I figured I'd take baby steps & work my way up to that program at a later date. I pray we will end up on a beach somewhere that allows me to run year round. I really want to try my hand at running on a beach (even though people tell me it's so difficult).
So, that picutre is my motivation to get where I want to be before we are surrounded by lots of itty bitty, skinny, bikini wearing chickies. I will try to keep everyone posted on my progress through the 9 weeks. First, this girl needs to get her butt to a shoe fitting store for new sneakers. Probably not a good thing when you can feel the different ridges in the bottom of your sneakers with the bottom of your feet... eek.
Wish me luck! :-)