Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Here we go go go go! On an adventure

(in case you didn't know, that's from The Cat in The Hat tv show. . one of Katryn's favorites!)

Recently, my sisters Amber and Heather contacted me about running a race with them.  I've been wanting to start running, I've been wanting to get into shape, but I lack the motivation to do it.  And think I lack the time as well, but I'm fairly certain that's not precisely true.  I just value my sleep.  I even bought a pair of running shoes for my birthday to get me started.

Anyway, this race isn't just any race.  It's a marathon relay race!  They got it all figured out where I only have to run about 6 miles total, in increments of about 1.5 miles at a time.  That's doable. . .right?  Right?! I hope so. . .

So now I have my motivation to run.  I'm going to be doing the Couch To 5K program since I haven't ran in about, oh 15 years? give or take?  I'm not counting the 'run' I went on a few weeks ago, that was the length of 1 street.  I thought I was going to die. . . .

Anyway, so the Couch To 5K program.  It has a 9-week set schedule for you to follow that slowly lets you build up your running endurance by running for X amount of time, then walking for X amount of time.  Over the course of nine weeks it sets you up to be able to run for 30 minutes straight or a 5K, depending on how fast you are at running I suppose.

Not only have I decided to do this running program, I decided to try this fitness program out as well  (thank you Pinterest!)

Only I don't think I get the benefit of getting all those Saturday discounts from

Here's the day breakdown, if you'd like to join me on this CrAzY idea.

On monday I'll also be doing whatever the C25K program says--so for week one, I'll have a 5 minute brisk warm-up walk, then alternate 60 seconds jogging, with 90 seconds walking for a total of 20 minutes.  I'll probably break this up and do the C25K in the morning, while Matt's still home (unless I invest in a double jogging stroller) and this 5-Week Workout in the evening after the kids are in bed.

Tuesday is my rest day on C25K

Wednesday for C25K-week 1 is the same as Monday's--5 minute warmup walk, then alternate 60seconds jogging with 90seconds walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Thursday is a rest day on C25K

Friday for C25K-week 1 in the same as Monday and Tuesday.

So there you have it.  I've written it on the blog, therefore it is set in stone, right?  I'm being held accountable somewhere.  And I'm starting on Monday, Oct. 10.

Who's with me on this?  Anyone?  Bueller? Bueller?


  1. Awesome! Good luck and I'm sure you will do great! My sister did the Couch to 5K and said it was awesome and worked really well for her!

  2. Okay, I will start with you. I have six weeks until the Turkey Trot I usually do. Maybe I will be able to actually run this year. On a side note, your Marathon relay says canceled on the website. Just FYI for you.

  3. Way to go. I'd like to do it with you, but asthma hell is kicking in today. Hopefully it'll only last a day or so and I can breath again. Hopefully come Mon I can start this with you. I tried the C25K before but only got through week 4 then vacations and a nasty cold so im pretty sure Im back to week one now. (not to mentions that was 3 months ago)

  4. Good for you! I would totally come and do it with you, but alas I have to take care of my family.