Thursday, February 14, 2008

Couch to 5k Week 2 is ...

... DONE!

On to week 3!

Oh, and I got some good advice from Erin at Our Wicked Weighs. She said "Don't necessarily tell yourself you know you will have to repeat a few weeks; you may be surprised at how fit you get and how quickly you are able to do it! Don't sell yourself short."

Thanks, Erin. That's good advice. No more saying "I KNOW I'll have to repeat a few weeks." Forget that. I may, but that's sure not my goal. My intention is to finish this without hurting myself, but I will absolutely stretch myself to achieve this goal. Maybe I can do it without repeating weeks. Maybe I can't, but maybe, just maybe, I CAN.

Erin also mentioned in her Couch to 5k post that she found Couch to 5k programs for 4 and 7 month intervals. The C25k thing I'm doing is a two month program, but that's not going to be a good fit for everyone. I was happy to know there are other options, so I wanted to let you know, too. There are links in Erin's post if you want to check it out.

Week 3 starts Saturday. I also need to get a strength training workout in. Ugh - the weather Saturday looks like it will be 100% rotten, with a slight chance of extra-crappy. That means I have to get over to the gym to do it. I have to try to convince husband to join me. If I can get him on board, it'll be much easier to make myself go. Wish me luck!

And Happy Valentine's Day!


Felicia said...

Can you believe you are already on to week THREE! That is simply awesome!!

You can have that weather though. It is supposed to be 50 and beautiful on Sat here and I am keeping it. We have had 2 weeks of the craps and its mine turn for a nice sunny day! LOL

Best wishes with getting in your strength training and with your 3rd week!!



paul said...

Very cool that you've been able to stick with "Couch to 5k."

I'm having trouble fitting everything I want to do into a day. Maybe it would help if I spent less time sitting around watching basketball games...

At least I'll have a better time getting back into a routine next week.

EC said...

I'm so glad you liked my advice - because it is SO true ;) And I'm glad you're taking it too :)

You can totally do this!! I can't wait to keep up with your progress!

fertilehealthy said...

I'm glad you're enjoying this so much! It's great to work towards a goal...

formywedding said...

I'm going to look into that couch to 5k... I am able to run for 3-5 minutes at a time, it's so sporadic, I don't have schedule or a program I should be doing... so I don't feel like I'm really accomplishing anything. I'm going to have to try that!

AND, I like how you have your scale thing on your side bar? How did you get that? I usually weigh myself everyday, so it'd be neat to track the differences...

Hope you had a good Vday!