Friday, February 5, 2010

Couch 2 5K

I hate running! I think I would rather have dental work done.
I made a choice that I want to be as healthy as I can be for another pregnancy. So Chris and I both have been eating healthy, counting calories and RUNNING. A close friend suggested joining her in doing the Couch 2 5K program. They even have a nifty iphone app, and if you know me, I am a sucker for any app so I downloaded it right away.

This program claims that you will be able to run a 5K in 9 weeks comfortably. I have had 2 friends tell me they LOVE this program and it made them fall in love with running. I HIGHLY doubt this program will make me even remotely like running, so I am out to prove them wrong.

Chris is doing the program with me and so far we are week 2, day 2. It's not bad and every day it gets easier. I do feel better after wards and like I accomplished something good, but I still hate the act of running. So what makes it better?!... MUSIC.

You are talking to the girl that can do the Cha Cha Slide & Cupid Shuffle while running. Chris can tell when one of my favorites come on because he said I run differently and I do arm movements and everything. I think you would wonder whats wrong with me if you drove past me, seriously.

So I'll let you know in 8 weeks how this program did. IF we make it there, and we *like* running, I think we will book a 5K for real. How cool would that be?I had some more pictures, but my poor iphone has suffered wine death, so it's in a rice bath and I am hoping it gets better. If not, I will be spending a million dollars on a new one this weekend. But all my fun pictures of our morning workout where on my phone. This one is the only one from Chris' phone. Enjoy.


Mackenzie's Mommy said...

I might have to check out the app! I hate running more than anything I can think of though. And where you live looks really fancy :)

Anonymous said...

This is amazing!! Really inspiring. :)

Lana said...

Hi Ashley,

Firstly - I am so sorry for the loss of your Nolan. Secondly, congratulations on wanting to get yourself into the best possible shape to welcome any new additions. I am currently in the same boat!

I started doing the c25k a few weeks ago - i am in week 4 and about an hour ago i got back from run number 2! i havent got the app but i have downloaded the podcasts which i use so that i dont have to keep track of the timings!

Seeing as you are app-obsessed.. you may want to try runkeeper - i take my iphone out every so often to measure my distance - its awesome!

keep up the great work

Mackenzie's Mommy said...

Just wanted to come back and comment that I got the app a couple weeks ago and I just completed week one. I hate to run but I've been pushing myself to complete it. Hopefully I'll stick with it but frankly completing just one week is an accomplishment for me. I also recommended it to friends and now they are doing it too!! Way to go on inspiring me!! That takes a lot ;)