Reading about my sister's time at The Broad Street Run, I've been motivated to lace up my Nike's and hit the road. Stepping back on the treadmill I remembered how much I enjoyed the time I spend running, my tunes and my breathing keeping me on task.
Running and yoga are two exercises that have proven to help me lose weight. It also helps keep my anxiety at bay and gives me some ME time.
Last week I completed week one of Couch to 5K.
I use the Run 5k – Interval Training Coach from Felt Tip, Inc app along with my Nike+ app.
The program is designed to gradually get couch potatoes off of the couch. If the program is followed as planned, in eight weeks I’ll be able to run 3.1 miles without stopping. Why am I so confident that this time I’ll be successful? For one, I’m no longer competing with the image of what I’m supposed to be doing. Rather than focus on speed, I focus on my breathing, correcting my posture, and keeping a stride that doesn't injure me. I focus on being IN THE MOMENT and not running to "get it over with". It also helps that during my run I can watch My Name is Earl and the massage chairs or hydro bed waits for me when I'm done.
For those who want to follow the program, below is the workout for Week One:
Warm-up 5 minutes, then do the following 5 times: jog 45 seconds, walk 90 seconds, jog 45 seconds, walk 60 seconds.
This workout lasts about 29 minutes.
Wardrobe for Week One was Cowboys Blue.
Week One Tunes:
Zero to Hero
Even though my mind and body felt I could do more, I stuck to the planned workout. One of the things that derailed me in the past was trying to do more than I should because I felt I SHOULD.
My week per Nike.
I've listed three reasons to keep up the great work:
1. Summer is five weeks away.
2. The Zombie Apocalypse
3. Building the Magic...