A couple (few?) weeks ago I announced that HandyMan and I were going to start training to run/jog a 5K at the end of the summer. I also promised an update so here it is :)
I have continued to jog/walk using a “Couch to 5K” program I found on the Internet. I’ve been alternating walking and jogging several times during each workout and I have noticed a difference. My legs feel stronger and don’t wimp out on me quite as fast as they did at the beginning. Yeah! I also feel like my breathing is getting better. It’s definitely not as hard to jog as it first was. Overall, I feel like I’m in better shape than I was when I started, although, I still have a long way to go.
There have been some obstacles come up that have gotten in the way several times. The worst of which has been the weather. I have been trying to workout in the evenings, after HandyMan gets home from work and after the heat subsides some. Unfortunately, we have had quite a few severe storms roll through in the evenings making it difficult to go outside to exercise. And I also know myself well enough to know that I would never get up in time to exercise in the morning before HandyMan leaves for work (6:45am!).
My plan from here on out is to continue exercising 3 times a week. I’m hoping to start seeing some weight loss, but I know that I also need to change some eating habits for that to happen. I just like chocolate chip cookies too much!