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!



  1. I tried the C25k but, after the second week, it got so hot and humid I just couldn't take the heat. Now that summer is winding down, I'm acclimated. LOL I will probably start it up again soon. To be honest, week 3 intimidated me. I started the Synergy workout today. It's an eight week commitment. Phil Campbell wrote the book on it and it's perfect for those of us over 50. I noticed long ago that getting oxygen running through my body improved my fibromyalgia. But then, I'm one of the lucky ones in that mine is not severe.

    1. Pam
      I think I'm lucky too, just noticed an increase in the generalized pain the last few months. I will look into the Synergy workout!

  2. Good for you! Like Nike says: Just Do It!!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

    PS - Mom did a long run today but we cannot run with our peeps until our growth plates close at 18 months.