Friday, 31 August 2012

It's like walking, only faster.

Today, the sports bra I ordered arrived.
Tonight, I went running.

This is fairly momentous because up until now the whole idea of running has been something of an anathema to me but needs must.

I'm using the Couch 2 5K programme, mainly because I know a couple of other people who've used it and spoke highly of it. You can get an app for your phone which will work with your music files to talk you through the workout and so it all works rather well. Tonight I walked briskly for 5 minutes to warm up, then alternated jogging and brisk walking for 20mins, then five minutes normal walking to cool down.

The website also gives you a good guide about stretches too which adds on another 10 mins either side of the actual workout, I did it all. I did most of the workout in the graveyard over the road and after the first 10mins thought there was a fair chance I was actually gonna die. I stuck with it though and the rest actually wasn't too bad. I will have to find another place to run though, the graveyard is nice and private but it's not lit and with the nights drawing in, it's going to be pitch black in there in a couple of weeks. Not sure what route I'll take instead, the local area isn't really conducive and while I could head up to the park, it closes fairly early, earlier still in the winter. Hmmm, not sure.

Anyway, I ran and I survived. If I make it through the programme without death I might register for Parkrun too. There's also a running app out there that pretends you're being chased by Zombies :D


  1. I would actually have to be being chased by zombies to run. Just not a runner lol, sounds nice & all but I don't think I have it in me. I'm a swimmer. Swimming I can do.

    Go you though, I hope you find a good route!

  2. I am not a runner! I have never run. I dislike even the idea of running (there is a blog entry a week or so back that explains). I walk, I like walking. Sadly as D grows the time and opportunity to walk enough to allow for all my cake is vanishing rapidly.