Yup, you read that title right. Couch to 5k. I have taken the plunge and jumped on the bandwagon for training for a 5k. I’ve never been a runner and really didn’t think I’d join this phenomenon, until yesterday. I downloaded the app for my phone, threw on my sneakers and jumped on my treadmill. I passed the time by watching this week’s DVR’d Sons of Anarchy episode. When I heard the app tell me to stop running and walk for a 5 minute cool down, I was so proud of myself for sticking with the whole 25 minutes and actually running for the periods of running. Four years ago I tried to do the couch to 5k but never could get beyond the first week, day one. I struggle with catching my breath and keeping it under control. For some reason, it was a little easier this time – not easy – but easier.
This morning I woke up and threw on my work out clothes for day 2. The motivation wasn’t there like it was yesterday so I drank a cup of coffee, read a few emails and then told myself I needed to “Just Do It’, like Nike says. That’s exactly what I did and I proudly finished day 2.
Tomorrow I’ll be taking the day off from running and I’ll be strength training and doing some yoga before running my husband to the doctors. He’s been getting pain-relief injections into his spine. Horrible pain he deals with.
Menu for the day:
Breakfast – Smoothie with frozen berries, plain low-fat greek yogurt, almond milk, kale, protein powder and green tea macha.
Lunch – Leftover Tex-Mex Lasagna (recipe coming)
Dinner – Vegetable Curry with Cauliflower Rice
Snack – Coconut Custard Pie made with Swerve (a new sugar substitute made with fruits and vegetables and it’s GMO-free) (recipe coming on this one also)