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A healthier new me

It’s been four months since my initial start to a better me. One week from today, I will be running my first 5k. Over the past four months, I’ve not only increased my running speed and distance, I’ve increased in my strength training, and yoga performance. I’ve lost over 40 pounds and I’m now in […]

My First Bib

It’s official. We just discovered a package on our front porch, and inside it was my first runners bib and t-shirt. I’m so excited that I started to cry. Thanks for all your support. Please donate.

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Couch to 5k Last Week

WOO HOO! DONE. I DID IT.

This week was my last week of the NHS Couch to 5k training podcast. I’m running at 2.9 miles this week. Not quite 3.1, but close. So I don’t give up all my training over the past 2.5 months, I’m making a plan to continue to run three days […]

Couch to 5k Week 8

Day 1. Running at 5.0 for 2.68 miles. I didn’t use the incline this time. I actually think the runs are easier around 4PM than 6AM. Unfortunately, I’m not always home at 4. I really wasn’t in the mood to run today, but of course it got easier as I did it. I kept thinking, […]

Couch to 5k Week 7

Day 1. I had an event on campus the past two days, therefore, I didn’t run until Monday evening. British Laura said we will no longer be doing intervals of walking and running. After my five minute warm-up walk, it’s straight running. I ran 2.50 miles today. After my warm-up, I felt great. At the […]

Couch to 5k Week 6

I was terrified of what this week would bring. Especially, when British Laura says, “It is important that you must complete weeks 1-5 before moving onto this week.”

Day 1. Unlike the last day of last week jogging for 20 minutes, it starts at 5 and 8 minute increments of running. I actually had a […]

Couch to 5k Week 5 Day 3

I only ran 10 minutes each run the other day. Today, my British accented trainer said, “Okay. Today you are going to run for 20 minutes. You can do it.” I thought, “There’s no way.” After a time which felt longer than 20 minutes, she says, “Okay. You’ve run for five minutes.” It usually takes […]

Couch to 5k Week 5, Day 2

It’s just the weirdest thing. I can’t believe that I’m jogging with such ease, and I’ve always considered myself, “Not a runner!”

This run was different from Week 5, Day 1 because I ran three extra minutes per run. My British-Podcast coach said each day will be more intense. Today was easy – after the […]

Couch to 5k Training Week 5 Day 1

This week is three different runs. Today, I ran for the same amount of time as last week, but in longer increments and less walking between runs. The first run is always the hardest. I’m trying to wake up my legs, and it seems they are yelling at me, “STOP! IT HURTS! GO BACK TO […]

Couch to 5k Training Week 4

Here we go now. Let’s go! Said in my best British accent.

I decided to switch it up this week. Make it feel different. I’ve changed my program schedule to Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I’ve added in Yoga once a week, and next week, I’ll add in P90X ab workout twice a week. This will […]