Monday, March 22, 2010

Easing into shape

My husband and I have decided that enough is enough.  We want to get into shape, but without paying for a gym membership.  Based on a friend's FB status, we're going to try the Couch to 5K program.  It's designed to take you from a sedentary life to the ability to run a 5k in 9 weeks.

It's based on running for small spurts in the beginning, coupled with brisk walking.  As the weeks go on, the running (or jogging) becomes the majority of the workout.

To help keep track of the time, I'm going to be using the Running into Shape podcast.  It includes a good mix of workout music, timed to the workout.

Day one starts today.  Pray for me if you don't hear from me soon. :)


  1. I respectfully disagree with your "good mix of workout music" comment dear. It's a pretty terrible selection in my personal opinion, but it's terribly helpful as it tells you when to run and when to stop. I think I'll be suffering through the terrible pop in order to better facilitate this particular endeavor.

  2. Well, you have to admit, it's all high tempo. :)