MS and I started couch to 5K today. I have mixed feelings about it. I hate running so much I could spit. Buuutt I also felt that way about elliptical machines a measly 3 months ago.
Today there was a 5K in the DC area sponsored by Chris 4 Life Colon Cancer Foundation and there was a HUGE team running in my friend's honor. I really wish i could have been part of it so I'm promising myself that I'll do it next march. I think it might have been another one of those winks from God that my husband announced he was going to start couch to 5K today on the same day of the race.
So... it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It's a 30 minute work out 5 minute warm up walk, 1 minute of jogging, 1 minute of walking on and off and then there is a 5 minute cool down walk.
So if you break it down it is only 10 minutes of jogging and 20 minutes of walking. Not horrible.
I'll do that 2 more times this week and then it increases a little bit every week for 9 weeks. MS found a 5K that we both want to run in Detroit in August. Ugh, I just can't even imagine running for 3 miles straight. yikes.