Sunday, November 8, 2009

I did it!!

I must admit I had some serious doubts I'd ever be writing this post but I'm so proud to report that I finished the Couch Potato to 5K program!! Woo hoo! There were times I thought it wouldn't be possible but I just remembered all those desserts and trudged on. It wasn't until the last week (week 9) that we worked all the way to the 5K, and I did have to take a break the first day, but by day 3 of the final week, I did it! I ran it and dare I say, liked it!

If you're looking for something to get you going, I'd highly recommend this program. The intervals are well spaced and Robert, the instructor, is a good motivator. The music wasn't so much my taste but I found myself not even listening to it and just thinking of about things I needed to get done.

He mentioned making a half-marathon podcast and while I don't think I'm ready for that, I do plan to gradually add to my routine just to keep pushing myself. I never thought I'd be saying those words. Of course I also didn't think it was possible for me to run a mile, let alone 3! Oh and the podcasts are free, so you have no excuse!


  1. good job! that is so funny that you posted this. i'm starting the couch to 5k program tomorrow. ive been so lazy with my fitness, and something has to be done. i didn't know there were podcasts for this. thanks!

  2. Way to go Dana! That's awesome! Hopefully I can convince myself to do it after this baby gets here!!

    Love, B

  3. Congrats!! I never thought I'd be a "runner," but I've really come to enjoy it and that proves that anything is possible : ) I hope we can find a 5K to run together sometime soon!

    Also, I recently found out that Lexington is hosting a half marathon in March ... here's a link in case you are get a little cooky and are interested: