Friday, July 17, 2009

Day 2 Week 1

I just finished Day 2 of the couch to 5K. Today went much better and I think it is because I was on a walking path rather than a treadmill. I made it through all the running/walking intervals without feeling like I want to quit. The only problem I have is I am not sure my form is right... when I run I feel like I could easily get a grant from the Ministry of Silly Walks (you non-Monty Python fans may not get that reference). I should ask my niece for some pointers. My niece Claire just turned twelve but she is a champion runner. I was at one of her basketball tournaments (yes, she is good at that too) watching her team warm-up. Two girls who had just finished playing came and sat on the bleachers in front of me. They were talking and putting on their street shoes when one of the girls looked up at the Clarie's team. The conversation went like this:

"Hey look. That really good runner is on that team."
"What? Where?"
"Don't you see her? She's the one who ALWAYS wins the mile. (Always was said with a lot of exasperation)
"I don't see her."
"There she is... she has the ball right now."
"Oh yeah. She's fast."

I later told the story to Claire and she got a little mischievous grin on her face and said, "I'm famous." I love that girl.


  1. Interesting, a lot of people find road/path running harder than the treadmill - you obviously enjoyed the path better! Fabulous that you are finding it easier this time and a great idea to ask your niece for tips.


  2. Good luck with C25K. I tried starting last month but wound up hurting my foot...I might need to lose a few pounds and get a little stronger before I got that high impact. It's a great program, though!