Day One: Couch to 5k

I’m finally doing it.  I’ve meant to for a while.

This morning I started week 1 day 1 of the Couch to 5k plan.  I’ve been doing weights regularly for nearly two years now, but have been a bit lax on the aerobic side of looking after myself.

So on my way into the coworking space, I stopped at the gym, cranked up the headphones, and started running.  I’m playing around with an app right now — RunDouble — that you select the program, and it pings you at the right intervals.  My soundtrack for the run today was the album “Bad Blood” by Bastille.

Figuring Couch to 5k is a 9-week program, I’ll probably be trying to find a 5k to do some time in June or July.  As I’ve got my Daughter’s birthday, WordCamp Chicago, a family trip to Vermont, and WordCamp Seattle the four weekends in June, I’ll probably be aiming for July — which is looking much more clear.

Any suggestions for a 5k to do in the Lancaster PA area?

6 Replies to “Day One: Couch to 5k”

  1. Awesome! I did a couch-to-5k program in the fall and am still running regularly. Prior to this, I hadn’t run since middle school and other exercise was… minimal. The app was crucial for pacing myself and not overdoing it at the beginning.

    See you in Seattle!

  2. Nice one George – I’ve heard good things from people who’ve done C25K. I do about 6K 2–3x a week and I consider it a non-negotiable part of my sitting-alot-in-front-of-a-computer lifestyle.

  3. Good luck! I try to get in half an hour or slightly more of brisk walking most days. It’s wonderful how great exercise makes you feel. 🙂

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