I have decided to run. I have wanted to be a runner for a long time, and now is as good a time as any. A friend told me about the Couch-to-5k program, and I have been following it with tons of determination.
The C25K starts you off very easy. I know that I need to lose some weight, so I have committed myself to six days a week runs. I break on Sunday. So far I am loving this!
I have stuck to running inside only as to not scare the public. Yesterday, I gathered any bravery I could find lying around and took my running outside. It was a breath of fresh, cold air. I ran just around our neighborhood, but enjoyed the time I had. My ipod was, as always, with me playing loud fast songs. Running outside was a little harder than running inside. The elements, the cold, and my fear of looking stupid caused me to lose focus quite often. But I did it!
I am able to block any and everything out. I focus on the music, the next step, the seconds ticking by. I am free to go at my own pace. Its an amazing experience I am sad I only now discovered.
Seven weeks from now, the C25K program will be over, but I will continue to run.
Next step.......maybe I will complete a 5K??