I started the C25k Monday night, let me tell you what an experience that was, oh my! Let me preface this story by telling you, for the past year and a half, I've been a stay at home mom, and I run a small daycare (4 kids). I chase kids around all day, but that is NOTHING like running/working out. The girls and I go on walks through the neighborhood, and do plenty of physical activities. I try not to sit around on the couch and veg until after the girls go to bed at night. None of this compares to the exhaustion I felt as I was jogging.
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Gerrad decided he is going to join in as well, which I'm super excited about. We have both been wanting to get into something that we can do together, and I'm SO glad it's this. Our goal is to run a 5k after we've completed the program. Pray for us, Lord knows we need it! HA! We went last night and got some new shoes, so hopefully that helps motivate us (one can hope, right?!). I NEED to put this song on my playlist now ;) All of our friends that are runners say it will get easier, and that the first week is one of the most brutal, here's to hoping they're right! I wish it was as easy as Tom Hanks makes it seem.
Our new kicks, which I'm pretty pumped about. I talked to the guy who was working at Dick's last night about which were the best running shoes (as if I'm actually a 'runner'), so I settled with his top recommendation. I've always been a lover of asics, so it was an easy choice. Gerrad thought the Nike's seemed like they would last the longest, and were the most comfortable.
I plan to post about how we're doing every few weeks. I know it's kind of a boring topic so I'll try not to overload you :) Wish us luck, eek!