Couch to 5k, Run 1

I started this blog in hopes that I would be able to work-out everyday for one full year.  I have realized that I have not the motivation for that. so here I am 257 pounds, almost two years after the creation of the blog and no thinner.

My friend Brittany told me about two weeks ago about an pp on your phone that works as a running tutorial.  I downloaded it.  It’s called “Couch to 5k.” She wants me to run a marathon with her on the 4th of July.

I started today.  It works in interval training, which is magnifient, but kills.  I found that I cnnot run for 60 seconds straight.  I cn’t even run for 30 seconds sstraight.  i got to 10 to 15 nd felt like deth was taking me.  My vision blurred and colors became more vivid.  I had a set of 8 interval runs during the course.  I was able to run about four or five times when prompted, and not for the full sixty seconds.

This was my first “run” which is to be completed per program parameters 3 times a week.  In order to not burn out and keep myself on course I’m going to try to do it every other day with alternating days sets every week.  This week is Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Next week will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and so forth.

I’m also going to try to be more mindful of what I eat.  I’ve been eating mass quantities of junk food lately.  Today I ate a half order of Big al’s breadsticks with cheese and ranch and a veggie burger with ship dip, onion and co-jack cheese on two small dinner rolls with three white potatoes skinned and cut into fries dipped in ranch.  Now that I look at my food for the day I can see a lot of food changes are in order.  The amount of food I’ve been consuming has gone down though, so hopefully I’ll be able to curb into healthier options as time progresses.  Eating changes are always the hardest to comply with.

So according to my work-out I did:

Week 1 Day 1 (1.16 miles), in 00:18:30, pace 15:56 min/mile

I’m not sure what this means, I’ll have to look it up on the site tomorrow.

My body’s reaction to this workout was a feeling of lightheadedness and  surrealism when running and after I stopped, seeing colors more vividly and heavy breathing.  After I was done, my legs and butt felt like I had worked them hard. Hopefully I’m not too sore tomorrow.

 

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