Thanks to the advice of a very helpful reader, today I started C25K – a program designed to get anyone from couch potato to 5K runner in 8 weeks. All you do is download the C25K app and while you’re running a voice will interrupt your music to tell you when to slow down to a walk and when to speed up to a run. Even though it was raining today, I tried it for the first time felt like I got a really good workout. By the time the voice said “workout complete” I was covered in mud and sweat and was crying tears of joy — I was so proud of myself for actually running in the rain. I hope the weather is nicer tomorrow, but either way I know I’ll run.
In the afternoon I bought a new running shirt and headband. I can’t wait to wear them running tomorrow! It’s a little scary to think that I’m actually investing money in this, but I know that I’ll keep it up. We are planning to have the She’s the First TCNJ 5K the second weekend in April — giving me just enough time to train. I just keep thinking about all the little girls that we can send to school just by running and it makes my heart soar.