Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Couch to 5K

I am not and have never been much of a runner. I have always wanted to, but just don't think I'm cut out for it. But Byron and I have started something new and I am loving it! It's a podcast that I stumbled upon, put together by a guy that had a desire to get in shape by running. The podcast is taken from a book called "Couch to 5K" and it's a 9 week program built to ease you from the couch to running a 5K. The podcast is set to music and Robert, the coach, tells you when to run and when to walk...almost like a personal trainer. Each week Robert increases your running time and decreases your resting time until finally, by week 9, you are able to run, run, run. I am on week 4 and I can't believe I've made it this far. It is so much fun and even though Robert, the guy talking in my ear, can't see me, I am still obedient as if he can. If I get tired, I don't quit. And I actually look forward to it because it's been fun to see the progress. I'm very results-oriented. If I don't see improvement, I give up easily. With this program, I have built up my endurance and each week I see a difference...and I love that! So if you're looking for a change in your workout, let me introduce you to Robert. You'll have to let me know how you do!

Couch to 5K Podcasts

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