I started running when I was trying to lose weight for my wedding, but I never got past more than a mile and a half at one time. It got too hot, I got distracted with wedding stuff and gave up pushing myself to do more. I also was trying to do it all at once, meaning I would run a mile and a half and then expect myself to be able to run two miles the next day… Never being able to accomplish that goal was definitely disheartening and I gave up. I just couldn’t push myself to do it… I know it’s all mental or at least that’s what everyone tells me. I have a hard time believing that when it feels like my lungs are going to explode out of my chest! Hopefully this program will help with that and I can gradually work up to it.
I have read lots on this program and I like that it makes it so easy. Not only in the fact that it literally is for the beginner runner, but I downloaded the Iphone app and I have a little voice in my ear that dings and tells me when to run and walk and how much time I have left. So I literally don’t have to think at all. I tuck my phone away too so I can’t watch the time either.
I found a blog that wrote a great review and it really gives me a lot of reassurance that I can do it and actually complete it. It also makes me glad that I’m not the only one that views running as PURE TORTURE!
|Click the picture to read the review.|
Last night’s run/walk was really easy and I felt great afterwards. You are only suppose to do the runs 3 x’s a week but I think we are going to repeat the runs a couple times extra a week just to get some more exercise.
Beckett is going to be running with us! He seemed really happy after the run last night too! Hopefully I can find a doggy 5K that we all can run sometime early next year!
Keep your fingers crossed that I keep up with this. I think I am going to find a race and pay for it soon so that I have to complete it! I’m such a tightwad it might actually push me even harder! HA!