I completed the Couch to 5K program this week. It is a wonderful program to begin running if you are a complete non-runner. I highly recommend this program if it is a goal for you to eventually running. I literally went from doing 2 minutes of running to 30 straight minutes of running on my treadmill. That's a huge accomplishment for me!
While I'm doing great with that, the transition to running on actual land is a completely different story! Not to mention the act of actually running in public! I'm a bit self conscious so that doesn't help you know? Anyway, I've taken two HUGE steps to the whole running thing.
First, I signed up for a running course at a local running store starting on April 4th. Oh my gosh - this is 16 days away! Yikes. I also signed up for a 5K on April 16th which is another 12 days after that! Now I'm beginning to do the *what the hell was I thinking?* thought patterns! Goodness.
Well, I might have to do a combo of running/walking but I guess it is a start and everyone has to begin their running somehow!