Because of this photo, I decided to add running a 5k to my bucket list! WHAT WAS I THINKING!? A fellow mommy in my neighborhood told me about the “From Couch to 5K” program. They have it a few times a year at a park in Concord, NC. I checked it out, and have reluctantly signed my husband and I up.
The program works at a steady, slow pace to help build up your running stamina. The first week you run for a minute, walk for 2. The second week you run for two minutes, walk for one. The goal is to be able to run a 5k by the end of the program.
If you live in the Concord area there is still plenty of time to get off the couch and into your running shoes. Check it out here. If you are finding yourself outside of the Concord/Charlotte area, look into your local programs or download the “from Couch to 5K” App on your phone!
Don’t worry, I will be sure to keep you posted on my “success”! I figure if I can make it around the track once without hyperventilating, then I have won!!