This past week, Cousin Tutor Girl and I started a workout plan called Couch 2 5K. I first read about C25K over at That Wife (my insane girl-crush on Jenna of That Wife is out of control, btw).
The program is 9 weeks, with a commitment of 3 days a week. It is intended to get you from the couch to running 5 kilometers by the end of program. (I don’t have a huge urge to actually run a 5K, just adore a strict plan with an end goal – Tutor Girl will probably drag me to run one, though!)
I have finally gotten to a place where I don’t hate my body anymore, and have accepted it for what it is. At the same time, I sure wouldn’t mind losing a few pounds and getting in better shape, and I hope this will be the start of a beautiful work-out relationship between me, Tutor Girl, and the track/trail/treadmill.
We started Week 1 of C25K on Saturday morning, and I was very nervous to see if I would even be able to complete Day 1. Day 1 of Week 1 includes a 5-minute walking warm-up, alternating 60 seconds of running and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes, and a 5-minute cool-down walk. The first half, Tutor Girl and I were walking mostly uphill and the breeze was behind us, and I was struggling – TG even thought I might be cheating with the times, I was having such a hard time! But once we turned around and for the second half, it was much easier and I am so proud of myself even for this small accomplishment!
I have a terrible habit of starting something (especially working out) and then flaking out a few weeks in. I’m hoping having a great workout buddy like Tutor Girl will hold me accountable! It’s also awesome to have some one-on-one time with her to chat since we’re both so busy nowadays, her being super mom to Lil C and me with school and work.
Tutor Girl, get ready to kick some running butt with me – it’s on for the next 9 weeks!