This is going to come as a shock to pretty much all of you...
I’m kind of considering starting a Couch to 5K program.
I am NOT a runner. I have NEVER been a runner. Back when I was a cheerleader, I ran half a mile every day for five years, and I never got used to it or enjoyed it even a little bit. I pretty much hated every second of it. And then those times we had to run for extra conditioning or punishment was usually excruciating and pretty much all-around awful.
However, I’m thinking of taking up some very light, minimal running in order to vary my exercise routine. Right now, I do zumba twice a week, and somewhere around two bike rides a week. And I love both of those activities. But something lately has just been pushing me towards running. I honestly have zero idea why, because the thought of “going for a run” usually horrifies and disgusts me.
Lately though I’ve been hearing about a lot of others who have tried this type of program, and only have good things to say about it. Fellow girls who also basically despised running, but who are enjoying this program, are the ones inspiring me to even entertain the thought.
I haven’t completely made up my mind yet though. I need to do a little research of my own and see how the program works. I want to know exactly what they expect of me, and in what time frame they expect it. I need to be able to believe in myself and my ability to do this before I go downloading some new apps and lacing up my tennis shoes.
I know some of you, my dear friends, are runners yourself – have any advice for a new “runner” starting from scratch? And for those of my dear friends who have actually done one of these programs – would you recommend it? Are you glad you did it? Do you think I can actually do it too??
Please share your thoughts with me! They will be much appreciated! :)