Monday, April 5, 2010

Couch to 5K...

OK... I need HELP! CRAZY get my butt up and moving help!

WHO has done the couch to 5k? Advice, Tips, Suggestions MUCH APPRECIATED!

I don't have time for the gym anymore... the commute alone sucks up my free time. I MUST throw on some sneakers and hit the ground running, 30 mins 3 times a week! HOWEVER, I have never been a runner- is the couch to 5k possible?!? Gosh I HOPE SO!!!

Please share all you know!!!

P.S. Hope everyone had a FABULOUS Weekend!

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  1. absolutely it is possible sweetie!! get on runner's world website and they have all kinds of training programs to get you on track... good luck!!!!

  2. thanks lady!!! will have to check them out!

  3. Jess, it is totally possible! I just did my first 5K in early March. Nine months ago I had a pulmonary embolism that nearly killed me. I went from laying in a hospital bed to running a 5K. I have a lot of weight to lose, but you'd be surprised how fast your heart and lungs will respond to exercise and you can do it! Go girl! You can do it!-Allison from Woof

  4. You are brave. This is not something I would ever attempt... not a runner! I could do the elliptical 5K if there ever was such a thing!

  5. Matt and I did Couch to 5K two summers ago but never made it past the first week...hahaha. I know it's totally doable though!

    Some hints I remember:
    I know IPOD had some podcasts that were for that program to help you time the run/walk parts.

    Oh and also, everyone I know that runs says that if you are serious, then you should get fitted for the right running shoes, which can make a world of difference. A lot of people rec Fleet Feet in Pikesville..which I know is close to you!

    Change up where you run...trails, tracks, neighborhoods, etc. so you don't get bored.

    Sign up for a 5K now for a few months down the road as motivation.

    I love walking at Honeygo Park if you ever want to come walking with's a mile loop around, which you can do several times. Let me know if you ever want to go on your day off with the girls and their strollers! There is a playground there too!

  6. Just found your precious blog today and love it!! Cant wait to go back. I have done the couch to 5k and was not a runner at all! I have about 25 pounds to lose and really got down when I ran alot. Just getting back into running and love the program. You can do it. Trust me...Im one of those...If I can anyone can! Get good shoes....I love my asics and shoes make the world of difference. Good Luck.
    Lacy in Texas

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  8. You are an inspiration! I did a 5k a million years ago when I was in highschool. It was a lot of fun! I wouldn't be able to make it 1/2k let alone a 5k right now...

  9. ummm inpsiration... more like large tushie which needs to be thin! lol

    I did my first one yesterday and its totally do able!!! I am excited!


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