Monday, April 12, 2010

A C25K Update and Insanity

My C25K programs has been going well. I started week 1 with my own music in 30 and 120 second intervals (got bored with running to 30 seconds of Miami Vice Theme really quickly). Did that for a week, then I started week 1 over, doing the Podrunner First Day to 5K podcast. Much quicker pace. Tonight I start on week 2 of Podrunner.

Since it's been going well, I decided to make it official and join the ranks of the insane. I just registered for the Run For Retrievers 5K in May. I wanted to do a 5K around the time of my birthday, and this race is towards the end of the C25K training, the weather shouldn't be outrageously hot, and it's for a really good cause; the DFW Labrador Retriever Rescue Club. Anyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for dogs, so this is a win-win situation. I'll be off the couch and running with the big dogs.

I wish I could run the race with my dogs, but running a 5K, even training for one, and my doggies doesn't mix. Stop, snif and pee, stop, sniff and pee, oh look, it's a bunny! (race off and mom ends up with a sprained ankle). Besides, my secret superhero exercise name isn't Runs With Dog Poop.


  1. woo-hoo! way to go! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  2. Yes, too many stops along the way. My dog stips every 5 minutes to sniff or pee at the park. lol Good lukc with training. I can't wait to run this 5k too!

  3. Yes!! And LOL re "Runs With Dog Poop."

  4. Go you! I struggled with every week of Couch to 5K, but the structure really helped me. Left to my own devices, I'll always run less than I can, if I go at all. Having a race coming up should really help. Especially for such a great cause!