I may not have told you but I’m starting to check things off of my bucket list. There are some really grand things on my list like staying in a villa in Italy but there are a bunch of small things that are more unfinished business than anything. Running a 5k is a little bit of unfinished business. I set that goal a couple of years ago and bailed because running made me feel like I was in the ninth circle of hell. It was downright painful plus it was really boring. Even though I hated running, it was always in the back of my mind that I had given up for no good reason or than laziness, which didn’t sit well with me. I’ve decided to give running another try.
Completely by accident, I ran across the 5k101 podcast by Running Mate. It’s an 8 week program that literally takes you from being a couch potato to running for 30 minutes straight. You do the program three days a week with at least 1 day of rest in between. Last week was my first week on the program and I’m happy to report that it didn’t kill me. Don’t get me wrong – it wasn’t easy. The first two days my calves burned so bad I didn’t think I would make it. (Lesson Learned - Poor form when you’re jogging can cause alot a pain and fatigue). The third day, I started to figure it out and it hurt a little less. This week I’m doing the first week program over again and I’m actually starting to like it. Running with a goal in mind helps make it a alot more fun. The podcast has pretty good music and Todd Lang (the founder of Running Mate) coaches you along as you walk/run but not in an annoying kind of way. If all goes well, I’m going to do the Boulevard Bolt in November. YAY!!