Random thoughts and musings of a single Mom striving to follow dreams and find pure BLISS.

Couch to 5K Again...

Here's the thing...I really want to be a runner when I grow up. I've always wanted to be a runner. But unfortunately I never really thought it was possible to become a runner.


#1 - I was always told I run too long in the same place.

#2 - MJ claims women were not built to run.

#3 - My brain can't stop thinking "Are you fucking kidding me! Big girls don't run!" each time I try.

So, even though I really want to I have this negative talk the revolves around my brain and thunders in my ears each time I get out there. But I think I have found the key...

If I have a hard time doing a whole minute, why not create my own Ramp up to C25K program, where I only run 30 seconds at a time. I'm thinking that after about 2 weeks I'll be able to accomplish the minute without as much problem.

I'm even going to set it up like the original program and I will walk between my "jog" days in addition. I have 14 Weeks until my 5 K.

I'm thinking 2 weeks for the "Ramp Up" program adn then I will start the 'real" program, but I'm still giving myself enough time to possibley repeat weeks if necessary.

I will do it this time. I will do it this time. I will do it this time. I will do it this time. Dammit!


  1. Good for you! It's a good program, and I think it's a lot more likely to work since you're tailoring it for yourself. Now if I can get back in the saddle...

  2. I feel ya about always having a desire to run but I think I have lost my mind more than you have. Not only have I always wanted to be a runner - I have also had a dream of running a marathon. Yes, you heard me right. So what have I done to achieve this running goal I have for my life....I am doing Marathon Makeover. A program that turns couch potatoes into marathoners. So I will send my love to you as you accomplish your running dream just please send some my way as well. We are only in our second week of the 40 week endeavor but I am feeling pumped up about it.

    As we had to say at our first meeting my name is Mandi and I am a marathoner! Here's hoping I don't lose my mind...or maybe I already have! ;)


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