Couch to 5K! Week 2 Down!

I have just returned from my 3rd workout for my Couch to 5K regime. I will say, I am shocked by the improvement. I was always one of these people who are “bad runners”. I huff and puff, out of breath, legs hurt, etc etc. But you know.. after each run, I get more and more confidence and I notice a physical change occuring within my body. It is amazing.

This week, I alternated between 1.5 mins of jogging and 2 mins of walking, which was up from last weeks 1 min of jogging and 1.5 mins of walking. The transition actually was pretty smooth.

Next week, begins a transition from timed jogging intervals to distance intervals. I will jog 200 yards, walk 200 yards. jog 400 yards, walk 400 yards. I will do 2 repititions of that. And that should total up to half lap jogged, half walked (1 lap), 1 lap jogged, 1 lap walked (3 laps now), and do that twice which would total 6 laps or 1.5 miles.

Also, if you haven’t noticed… the Tennessee area was slammed with an ice storm this morning. When I went to roll down my car window, a sheet of ice was left in place! I had to snap a pic…

And yes! I ran in this weather today! Took some extreme motivation ha!

Next week I tackle Week 3 in Couch to 5K and I will be honest, I never thought I would be this far a long a couple months ago. I could barely jog 100 yards without getting winded and having to rest. It really proves to me that our bodies are far more capable than we thing. Staying focused and believing that you can achieve your goals will go a long way to getting you there. Mind over body as they say!

2 responses to “Couch to 5K! Week 2 Down!

  1. When I first started trying to become a runner it was hard! I was always out of breath, felt like my chest was going to explode, and I had to walk a LOT. Eventually I got a lot better and every run I could go longer and faster without having to walk. Eventually I ran the Hood to Coast relay race…if you’ve never heard of it, google it and watch the video. It’s nuts! 🙂

  2. Lisa, thank you so much for dropping by and commenting! I try to read your blog as often as it is updated, so I feel really honored to know you have dropped by here!

    I googled the Hood to Coast relay race and that is awesome! 197 mile relay race! That sounds like something I would like to be able to do one day!

    I am experiencing the same thing you are talking about there, which gives me a ton of hope! Each time I get better and better, and I notice the improvement. That only motivates me even further. Anytime I feel like I can’t do it anymore, I continue to fight on and finish. I have even noticed a change in my mentality. I find myself saying a lot more of “I can do this!” instead of “I can’t do this!”. That alone has had a dramatic improvement in my life, even outside of exercise.

    Again, thank you for dropping by!!

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