Do you recognize me not all made up? I know, it's not pretty lol.
All day yesterday, I was dreading the first couch to 5k practice. I'm not a runner. I never have been. I don't even want to be "a runner", I just want to be able to run without dying.
My friend Kelly (red shorts) came with me. I was happy to know someone going! I had several other friends say they would come, but they didn't make it. The trainer, Joe (a very attractive, fit older man) is not pictured since he was behind the camera.
We started with a 7 minute warm up walk. Then 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking. The running/walking routine was repeated 6 times. I think it was supposed to be repeated 8 times, but he cut us a break. It was a total of 35 minutes running/walking.
Honestly, I did better than I thought. I ran the first 4 sets completely, and the last 2 I walked a small part of the running set. I was NOT the last one, so that felt really good. Truthfully I expected to be dead last.
Everyone was really nice and I actually enjoyed myself. I look forward to going back. Unfortunately I can't go to Wednesday's group because of the Shiny Toy Guns concert, but Kelly and I are planning to run today and Thursday to make up for that.
I can't wait to get better at this!