Sunday, March 7, 2010

Week 2--Couch to 5k

This is the beginning of my second week! I did rest today. My run yesterday was so great, but it felt good to rest.

Here's my schedule for the week:

Sunday (today): Rest

Monday: 5 min walk , 3 min run, 5 min walk

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 5 min walk, 4 min run, 5 min walk

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 5 min walk, 5 min run, 5 min walk

Saturday: Rest

Today, after lunch, I drove the van along my running path up the mountain (no lie), and I discovered that the distance I've been going so far is a mile! So, in my first week, I walked/ran 4 miles (uphill one way)! This is a big deal for me. One of the things I love about plans like this is that they give you goals to accomplish over a long period of time with achievable results all along the way.

I guess that's something I have in common with Julie Powell (well, besides the fact that I like to write) from Julie & Julia. I hate it when I start things and don't finish them. But, it happens a lot--craft projects, cleaning, exercise. So, I think by blogging about this, I am more likely to keep up with it. Of course, the fact that there is a schedule is HUGE for me. And, it isn't too strict, so I don't feel overwhelmed by it.

And I enjoy it.

That has been the best part--waking up and going outside to run. Now, tomorrow, it is supposed to be rainy and icky. But I will still go out.

I'm also excited to see that a lot of people have seen my posts about the Couch to 5k and they're getting on a plan too! That is rewarding! I guess I have Marla to thank for it. She runs her half-marathon on Sunday!!! 13.1 miles. I wish I could be there to watch her. Now, I just need to find a 5k to run in May. If anyone from my area knows of any, let me know!

Now, I must see to the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies...


  1. Found your blog thru my friend Anna (bugsandshunshine). Have enjoyed reading about you...the people who have made a difference in your that you have that list! Really great. Love many of the same authors you do, too. Nice to "meet" you!


    There are some coming up in May, good luck!

  3. Amanda #1, nice to meet you! Glad you stopped by! You look familiar to me. How do you know Anna?

    Amanda #2, queen of my heart, thank you so much. I think I want to do the one in Conway "Women Can Run 5K"--just the name makes me laugh!!!


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