Monday, July 16, 2007

Couch-to-5k Running Plan

I'm serious about putting the couch potato thing behind me. So I decided to start the Couch-to-5k Running Plan. In 9 weeks, if there are no hiccups, I will be able to run for 30min straight. I can't wait to get there. Patience grasshopper. If anyone is interested, check it out here.

First, I had to get a stopwatch. That's definitely a necessity. There's no way I can estimate how long I've been running and walking. I played with the thing for about 30min before I got out the door. I went to the Y (I rejoined a couple of weeks ago) during rush hour. People were every where. All the treadmills were taken. So I got on the elliptical while I waited. Once a treadmill was free someone else got on it with the quickness. Oh well. So I left. I ended up at the local track and did my thing. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. But I was checking the stopwatch to see when my 60 sec of jogging would be over. Well, for me it was more of a trot. I didn't want to overdue it. I guess I can break out to a full run in Week 9 when my endurance is up. I can't wait.

Anyway, here's the break down for Week 1 Day 1:

Elliptical: 15min
Walk/Jog: 20min
I also stretched before and after. Go me!

Breakfast: Strawberry banana muffin and a latte

Lunch: Panera Bread's Mediterranean veggie sandwich (w/o cheese)

Snack: Peanuts and raisins (less than a handful)

Snack: Apple

Snack: Strawberry blueberry smoothie

Dinner: I'm planning to have tempeh with onions and peppers over rice.


Veg*Triathlete said...

I love your quest to get more active! I've found that green smoothies really help with my iron intake (and absorption, since the food is blended and loaded with Vitamin C).

Christie Love said...

Thanks for the advice. I have to try that. Can you suggest a veggie that won't make my first green smoothie taste like grass?