For months I have been wanting to start running and I have seen running programs, tried them with no success and then finally gave up.
Recently I saw a friend's posting on Facebook about this running program that is an App on your iPhone/iTouch or Droid phone. So, this week I did my research. My phone does in fact have it as an available app so today I downloaded the app (C25K). I then headed out to our local High School to go on the track - my neighborhood is too hilly. I must start on an even track if I even think I want to be successful. There were soccer games going on and I had the kids so we went with Plan B. We drove over to Rockland Lake Park to start our run. I figured we could get the kids to get in some shape as well.
It was a little cold and we started. In the end the children got a little cold and tired so I went to another area where the kiddies could sit on a bench. It was nice, I picked a little area that resembled a track. It was good - during the walking times I went around 2 times and during the running times I went around once (the times were different - in the first week you do a 5 minute brisk walk then alternating 60 seconds of running/90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes). Total it's about 30 minutes with the warmups and cool downs.
So I am psyched I did Week 1 - Day 1. Let's hope I can stick to it.