I’m becoming quite athletic these days. I love pushing my body and seeing what it can do. That said, I’m embarking on a new adventure which I will chronicle for all of you (C’mon you know you love it!). It’s good for me too, I get the whole wide web as my accountability partner!
I am going to do the Couch to 5K program (Known in running circles as C25K). It’s a 9-week program. You can go here to read about it. I also joined a running group near here–The White Lake Runners Group. It’s a group of 6 mom’s who all run and support each other. It’s great, I’m looking forward to meeting them face-to-face soon. Maybe I’ll actually make some friends here in Muskegon, finally.
So here we go….DAY ONE OF C25K
I did my first run/walk last night. It was hard, but not too hard. I mean it totally kicked my butt, but I didn’t collapse in a heap afterward. If you live in North Muskegon you might have seen me, I was the chunky lady in the yellow shirt huffing around the Veteran’s Memorial Park at (in? by? around?) the Causeway.
I must say that running in such a public place really makes you try a lot harder. I found myself running faster and pretending to appear as if I was a veteran runner (HA!). I am hoping to find a better place to run, but for now it works. It’s really sunny there, so I was super hot even though it was 5 in the evening. Some of you may be wondering why I would drive somewhere to run instead of just running from our house, well I will tell you. I do not feel safe running down Holton Road/M-120. People drive like maniacs down our road and I have this very selfish ambition—I want to know my grandchildren. Call me crazy (or smart?), but I’m not running on Holton Road.
Today my legs aren’t too sore, thankfully. I mean they’re sore but not so that I can’t move or something. My arms however are a different story thanks to my other endevore.
I have two more workouts left for this week. I’ll let you know how they go!