C25K means “couch to 5k”. It boasts it can get any couch potato to running a 5k in 9 weeks. I was thisclose to being that couch potato turned runner.
I was at the gym 3 days a week running on the treadmill. I got to running 25 minutes straight. Yep. Me. Running for 25 minutes.
A few weeks later I participated in Weight Watchers walk-it challenge (you got a cool charm if you did and who doesn’t like positive rewards for hard work?).
I was the over zealous participant who thought since I was a “runner” I could run this thing no problem.
Man was I one over zealous Chick. I ran. Then walked. Then ran again. Then decided to stick with walking.
Didn’t I say this C25K program worked?
I am not wrong. It does work! My problem? I was a treadmill runner. Not a pavement/outdoorsy runner.
Treadmills=set pace you work with. Forgiving support while you run.
Pavement= setting your own pace, not so forgiving support while you run.
My cure? Starting the program over. I hate starting things over. This is why I only read books once. That is why I usually give up on projects and then just start new ones.
That was the old me and I want to become the new me. This new me means I need to stop giving up.
I am determined to become a C25K graduate. I am determined to run a 5K sometime in 2010. I will get there!
If you are interested in the C25K program click the link above to learn more. I know many who are doing it and can’t believe that their once sedentary selves are active and running!