Sunday, March 27, 2011

Couch Potato No More

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.



  1. Good for you! The most exercise I get is dusting off my exercise tapes!

  2. Yeah Ziz!! I got new batteries for my Wii 2 weeks ago and then hurt my arm the first night! Total loser but sticking to it ~ you can do it! xo

  3. That is fabulous. I fast walk a few miles everyday thru my neighborhood and walk on my treadmill when the weather is not so good - I am down a few pounds since I started, but I need to amp up my discipline and push myself a bit more.(according to my daughter) Good luck to you! xxoo :)