I’ve just learned that “C25K” is the runner’s lingo for a couch to 5k running program. Basically, this is a training schedule that allows for someone who has never found running to be easy to “become” a runner.
One Day posted the other day about how she is doing a C25k program to help get back into shape post twins, and it totally inspired me to try to do the same. Last time I was a “runner” was 10 years ago when I was a junior in college and I was in the best shape of my adult life (and weighed in at about 145#). I ended up having to quit because of knee issues, so I’m hoping that has healed itself over the past decade and I can do this. I have my awesome jogging stroller that I bought last June, so the plan is to go running with Stella and have that be one of her nap times for the time being.
Ann (wow, you’re going by Ann now?) – how did you pick a lifting program to do in conjunction with your running training in order to best strengthen and protect your knees? I’ll need to modify it to something I can do at home with light weights and body resistance, but I know I need to do something!
I found an awesome podcast to help keep me motivated during the training runs, and the plan is to take as long as I need, but still be trying to stick to the 8 week schedule as closely as I can. I’m a little nervous about running at high altitude, with a stroller, with exercise induced asthma, in the cold winter of Colorado, but I know that I can do this! Between this C25k program, getting back into hot yoga, doing some weight training, breastfeeding, and eating right, the goal is to be down 19# in the next 19 weeks. Wish me luck!
Happy 30th Birthday to me. 🙂