I have always wanted to run but have always felt I wasn't "built for it" if you know what I mean. But mentally it is a BIG DEAL for me.
Plus DH has started running and has just completed the London Marathon so he is all hyped up about it.
Now being a big fan (forgive the pun) of the biggest loser I am always amazed how they get much larger people than me to run. This just makes me feel worse. How come they can do it?????
Anyway I was reading through the blogs last week and someone mentioned the C25K plan. I checked it out and thought "maybe I could give this a try". I was also inspired by Grace and Ashli who both completed a 5k recently (well done girls).
I got home from work and it was really cold and I just wanted to have dinner and mooch on the couch. Plus after the taunt last week I was pretty nervous about running on the road. But I got in the car with DH and went to the local country park and started the plan.!!!!!!
Day one: 5 min brisk walking followed by 60 seconds running then 90 seconds brisk walking alternatively for 20 mins then 5 minutes walking.
It was SO hard. My legs felt like lead and my lungs were on fire. Who would have thought 60 seconds would seem so long? DH was fantastic. It was like having a personal trainer. I love him to bits. He was so patient with me. And we got the job done.
I am so pleased with myself. Granted it was a small step but I, ME, Fiona RAN!
Now whether I will be able to walk tomorrow is another matter.
And I think Ive got the couch bit licked.
Watch this space.
5 days ago