Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Runday!

Ironically, today is the first day in my "Monday Runday" weekly posting schedule, and it's also the first day in a week that I have not run.

The good news is, I've been running! In fact, tomorrow I'll be on Week 2, Run 2 of the Couch to 5k training program. I went through that program about two years ago, running my first 5k in January 2010. I kept up the running pretty well until October of 2010. Then I was in a massive car wreck and stopped running.

Note: not my actual running attire. Usually.
Once I was done with physical therapy, I started sporadically running here and there, along with doing yoga, 30 Day Shred, finding ways to be active. I never got back up to a 5k, but was keeping pretty fit. Then, when my work schedule got all cray-cray several months back, exercise got pushed aside. And I've put on some weight - not drastic weight gain, but enough that I can't fit in to all my clothes, enough that I feel lethargic, enough that I'm not happy about it.

So I'm running again, and I like the structure of Cto5k. I'm not starting from absolute zero like I was two years ago, and thus I'm aiming to get through a week and a half to two weeks per week (i.e. each week in the program has three runs; I'm aiming to do between 4 and 6 runs every week). It's interval training, gradually getting me back up to a 5k.

And of course, the only thing I need more than structure is a deadline. So I signed up for the St. Patty's Day 5k, meaning I need to be ready to run the distance in March.

That's the background story. On future Monday Rundays, I'll share running observations, frustrations, and hopefully, exultation.

Also, I'll run.

1 comment:

  1. I have so much admiration for you. I keep hoping I will find some form of exercise that I actually *like*.

    For me it's baby steps: aiming for 15 minutes of activity a day.

    Starting soon...