Well after my last post I had started walking instead of running. However I had that burning desire to run even while I was walking. So I dropped off the “official” plan but kept running. I’ve since committed myself to an actual 5K race so that motivates as well. I can run almost a full mile without stopping and have once done 3.12 miles in one run. Granted there was probably more walking than running towards the end of that but I still did it. It might not sound like much but coming from a place were I was sedentary most of the day and night, being able to run a 5K is a big accomplishment. Another added bonus of this exercise: my cholesterol has dropped 30 points and my blood pressure is right where it needs to be. Will I keep running after this race is done? Probably but not as frequently, especially with 4-6 months of winter on the horizon. As cliche as this sounds, if I can do it, anyone can. The big thing to remember when it comes to exercise of any sort: start small. Walk then run. Baby steps my friends. You can do it!
Couch to 5K Update 3