Well, I survived the first week of the C25K program – exercised 3 days for a total of 4.5 miles, 26 minutes of which were running. The workouts didn’t seem terribly hard on my legs– hardly any sore muscles afterward. But the cardio– yikes. I get breathing hard in no time flat– obviously my heart/lungs are unaccustomed to the work. It’s doable. But I’ve decided to do each week of the program twice before moving on. No sense trying to go too fast and then ending up hating it or hurt. So my logic goes this week anyway.
A few things that I’ve already noticed. Normal things like hopping into the van or getting up off the floor are easier. I almost don’t believe muscles could be getting stronger that fast, but it is obvious. On the down side, I’m TIRED! I need to start going to bed earlier…yawn…. And I’m HUNGRY– have been fighting the munchies. Blah.
But overall the week has been great. I’m actually looking forward to exercising, and am feeling like my goal of walking/running every other day is doable. And I feel an absolutely huge sense of accomplishment. I’ve been wanting to get in shape for awhile and I’m glad to have begun.