Friday, August 31, 2012

W3D2 of the Couch to 5K training plan

Just a quick update to let you know I'm sticking to the big IT!!!

Yes, I have stayed on track with the plan and I feel stronger everyday.
I can not believe ( how quickly the mind forgets) the difference in my Fibro and my mood swings are so much better. I can honestly say, I feel happier and more content than I have in a long time. Let's pray this will last!!

I still need to loose a few pounds. Since going vegetarian, I have gained a little over 5 pounds. Before you think anything, on a 5'2 frame that is too much! Besides, I can't fit into most of my clothes, I have a muffin top. Yes, all of the weight went to my belly and upper hips!

I have probably substituted carbs for protein and that doesn't work. I was much better last winter,  I made lentil soups every week and that was satisfying to me and my weight stayed on track. This summer I have tried different pasta dishes, salads, fruits, vegies and Ice cream!!!  Awww, that may be the clue!!  I need more than a SALAD!

 Here is the walk/run for today. I also did 5 min warmup and cool down.

Enjoy your weekend,

Thursday, August 23, 2012


After working 13 hours yesterday,  I really wanted to stay in bed this morning.  Instead,  I got up and hit the trail. 

After my 5 minute warm up, this week uses a 90sec run/2minute walk pattern for 20 minutes, followed by a 5 minute cool down.
Although I can run for a longer period, I have decided to follow this plan as written.  I'm not in a hurry and I need to build what has been lost over the last 10 months.  Plus, it's fun listening to the Drill Sargent's voice on this app.!

This pace felt good , my heart rate was lower (which is usually quite high) and my legs felt strong.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!!

~ Shawn ~

Monday, August 20, 2012

Starting the Couch to 5K plan

Last Thursday I decided to bite the bullet and get back out on the trail. My Fibromyalgia was getting worse, I was a constant couch potato and had lost my strength. It is time to get moving!

Today was the third day, I'm so happy to be back and I already notice the health benefits of running!
I'm not a sore and my mental state is much improved!

This is a very easy plan to start building my base miles!   It starts with a 5 min warmup, then 20 min walk/jog followed by a 5 min cool down. I'm going to stick to this plan for the next few weeks and see where it takes me.

I'm excited and I plan to run the EERIE-ERIE fun 5k in October.   Hopefully I can talk two of my Grandkiddo's to join me!