Today I attempted Week1-Day1 of the Couch to 5k program. Unfortunately, I had put my phone to sleep so I didn’t waste battery while being out, and apparently the app I downloaded only operates when it’s up and running. So, for the first 8 minutes, I was just straight walking. After I realized what was happening, I started to work the intervals.
I know you guys can SEE what kind of shape I’m in. Round, lumpy and not proportionate at all. After todays failed attempt, I can FEEL how out of shape I am. I only did 3 intervals of the “running” for 1 minute and walking for 1.5 minutes, and I feel like I want to hawk up my lungs. I know a lot of this has to do with the fact that I am a long time smoker (which I’m also working on weeding out of my life), but damn.
After I realized that this was not going to be a completed challenge day for C25k, I opted to just walk the rest of the way home. Which, was still not an easy task. When I say I was walking, it was at a faster pace, so it’s not like I was taking it easy on myself. My shins, calves and feet are all on fire. I can even feel it a little in my abdomen, and my back/shoulders. I arrived home, and immediately threw my shoes off and laid in the bed.
Using the MapMyRun app, this is what I was left with:
Even though my legs are super sore already, I’m still going to do this tomorrow. I think I need to work up a few more days of walking, and less smoking, prior to taking on Couch25k. And I probably need to get a new pair of shoes prior to running as well because these shoes, are not friendly to my feet.
Until next time,