So today is Day 1 of my couch to 5K program.  I ran at a local high school track with the Long Island group of Black Girls Run.  It was actually a lot of fun, and not as hard as I thought it would be.  I got to meet 5 woman.  1 of which who been running for about a year, and 3 others who were newbies like me.  The couch to 5 week program is exactly what it sounds like, getting off your couch, and training to run a 5k.  The program is 3 times a day for 9 weeks.

Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K is a brisk five minute warm up walk.  Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes, and then a cool down.  I wouldn’t say Day 1 was hard, but it wasn’t easy either, it was something in the middle.  I do have a blister on the back of my right foot.  So either my shoes are no good, or my socks were no good.  It could be the latter because I was wearing hubby’s socks which were too big 🙂

I’ll be heading to REI tomorrow to get a gait test done because I definitely need some new sneakers.  I think my north face running shoes which I’ve had for probably 5years have run their course.  Although I’ve been working out in them for years, I’ve actually never ran in them, so only time will tell.

My Northface Boys Garcons


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