Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Running Program for Me?

I've always thought somehow I would just fall into an exercise routine, it would be easy, I would be fit and that would be that. But, um, I hate to tell you this. It's not happening. And now that I'm facing some health things (nothing horrible) I realize I don't have much of a choice to get going. My excuse has always been, "But when? When do I have time to exercise?" And, "When? When do I have time to exercise AND shower afterwards?" Because, let's face it. I'm tired. All. The. Time.

But. I first heard about the Couch to 5K runners program from Cheryl. It seemed like it was successful for her. But running? For me? I'm not a runner. I'm more of a...what would you call it? Sitter? Yes. I'm more of a sitter. I like to sit, and think, and read, and talk. So maybe I'm more of a thinker. Either way, sitting and thinking is not doing my body any favors.

So, I'm going to start week one tonight. My plan is that when my dh gets home from work, I'll go work out. I can take a shower after the kids go to bed. It's not ideal, but it'll do. After today, I plan on going Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Yikes! Me? A runner? I'll let you know what happens.


Cheryl said...

I wish you well in your working out. I'm a thinker/sitter too. The couch to 5K did work for me, but unfortunately I stopped in the winter and didn't get into it again. I am "thinking" of doing it all again when we change the clocks and start to have light after dinner around here.

Nicole said...

I'm so glad you're taking care of yourself! I'll be praying for you!

I also wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my blog. You've always been a great inspiration to me, so you have officially been given the Sunshine Award! Thanks for all your encouragement. God bless you!