Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The last post I left off with was telling you about my upcoming first 5k that I signed up for. When I hit that publish button on that post, I knew I was locked in, and since then I’ve hit the ground running (no pun intended, ha).

Last Friday after I got off work I went to Target and purchased a cheap MP3 player and went home and downloaded the c25k (couch to 5k). Oh my gosh, the best thing EVER for inexperienced runners, seriously!!!

This is what my training schedule looks like:

Saturday: c25k
Sunday: off
Monday: c25k
Tuesday: Shred with Jillian Michaels (aka: the beast)
Wednesday: c25k
Thursday: Shred with Jillian Michaels
Friday: off

I am happy to report that I’ve completed my first week of c25k and I survived. This is huge for me y’all!!! I woke up at 5 am every morning on my workout days and I did it. The c25k is only three days out of the week, and thought it would be good to throw the shred in there on the off days. So Saturday will start the second week of c25k and with each week you progressively build up your running time and what I love about c25k and the podcast I downloaded is it signals when to switch from walking to running and vice versa. So there’s no having to watch the clock and time yourself. I just love it!

I actually feel like I can do this. I’m so excited. So I figured I could use Wednesdays on the blog to update you about my progress and you can be on the journey with me to my first 5k.

I just cannot say enough good things about the c25k. Do any of y’all have experience with c25k?

And for the record, I don’t care what people say, blog/twitter “friends” are friends in every way that counts. I feel so blessed. A group of us have started c25k at the same time and have become each other’s support system and encouragement. It so helps to know that we are not alone and to have that accountability.

Therefore, having so vast a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, and throwing off everything that hinders us and especially the sin that so easily entangles us, let us keep running with endurance the race set before us,looking off to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him endured the cross, despising its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12:1,2

Happy Hump Day!


Melissa said...

So proud of you and glad we are c25k buddies!

Rosie said...

Good job Lauren! The c25k sounds great! I might have to try it out sometime. I don't have anymore excuses, I just bought a jogging stroller! Ha!

Melissa said...

Keep it up girl!! Is the running getting easier? I still struggle with it, but I'm getting so much better which keeps me motivated!

Trina said...

That is so awesome. I'm proud of you! I wish I had someone to do this with in person. I need someone in my face for accountability.

Kassie said...

Proud of you!! :)

Hanna said...

awesome!! im looking up the c25k RIGHT NOW..i do the jillian shred and LOVE IT (super hardcore) on level 2 but have to rest MANY TIMES!! haha

Girl in Carolina said...

So proud of you! I cannot wait for you to run your first 5K! Sounds cheesy, but it will seriously be one of the best days of your life!! So proud of ya!!

Shannon Dew said...

I have done week 1 of c25k too and I like it so far! Like you said it's very easy for beginners to follow & the music is good to keep your pace! Jillian on the other hand kills me!!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I'm impressed that you're doing both programs! I haven't been able to get through the C25K program yet. I always seem to drop off on the third week.

Mel's Mom said...

I just found your blog through Kelly's Korner and I'm so excited for you. I ran my first 5k in August of last year and I can truly tell you was life changing. I'm found a love for fitness and being outdoors. Because of that I am a better mother and person and it's totally worth it!

I can't wait to follow your progress!!