accountability

Operation Balls to the Wall is back, baby.

Tonight I started a Couch to 5k program. I downloaded an app that gives me the cues while I’m listening to my own playlists, which is nice. It also has a GPS feature if you want to record distance and time. I will mainly use it on my treadmill but it also lets you enter in that same info so you can have an ongoing log of your progress. You can also log “free” runs that you do on off-program days.

Today was Week 1, Workout 1 (there are three workouts per week for 9 weeks):

  • 5 minute brisk walk (warm-up)
  • Alternate between 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for 20 minutes.
  • 5 minute cool down walk.

I managed to go 1.84 miles in the 30 minutes allotted. Nothing to brag about obviously, but it’s a start. It’s definitely a bit disheartening that I used to be able to run 13 miles in less than 2 1/2 hours, and now I’m doing this ^^^. But you’ve gotta just pick up the pieces and start again, right?

Anyway…I’m excited about it. The app is the Active Couch to 5k. Anyone wanna run with me?