That’s right, week 1 of the Couch to 5k running program is COMPLETE. Boy does my body feel OLD but it felt so good to start running again. I was an avid runner, well jogger, during my college years. The treadmill and I became bff’s right after a bad breakup, I would jog at least 2 miles daily and I was at my thinnest. Isn’t it easier to be thin when you are unhappy?
I didn’t realize how much I missed running until I stepped back on the treadmill last week after not having ran for, gosh, 4 years. I enjoy that I can totally just zone out while running, just me alone with my thoughts – and Dave, of course. Let’s face it, alone is nice after wrangling a toddler all day and not being able to even pee in private.
I found a really cool C25k app for my phone that literally tells me what to do and tracks my progress. I can still play my music in the background and a voice comes on telling me when to walk and when to run. I might be cursing this voice down the road, but for now we are getting along well. I’m actually looking forward to starting week 2 and might add a little spinning or kickboxing in between the running.
I’m actually one of those freaks who enjoys a good workout, most of the time. Working out has never really been the problem. The problem is FOOD. I self-medicate with it. If I’m happy…bring on the food! If I’m sad…bring on the food! If I’m bored…bring on the food! I realize this isn’t healthy, I’m trying to change my relationship with food. That is a whole other
therapy session blog post.
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