C25K – W3D1

For more information about the Couch to 5K training plan visit http://www.c25k.com/

Today’s workout was the most challenging so far.  I started with the normal 5 minute warmup walk, followed by 90 seconds of jogging, 90 seconds of walking, 3 minutes of jogging and 3 minutes of walking.  I had to repeat the jogging/walking cycles once.

The 3 minute jogs were the worst.  My knees didn’t want to bend right, the music on my playlist wasn’t working for me, and I could feel myself sweating.  I hate to sweat when I can feel myself sweating.  It’s odd, I know, but sweating when I’m running around and playing is one thing, sweating when I don’t have anything else to distract myself is another thing altogether.

Either way, I did finish the workout.  No wussing out for me on this one.  I ended up going 1.5 miles during my 23 minute workout.  Not bad for someone who could hardly walk around the block a couple years ago!

Yesterday I had to work, so I didn’t have much time to do any exercising.  Plus, my head hurt (I missed lunch) and could hardly see well enough to cook a decent meal.  DH took me out for sushi instead.  I’ll just freeze some of the chicken or not make the tuna casserole on Friday to makeup for the missed cooking last night.  I did a quick workout with weights after dinner.

Breakfast this morning was a quick parfait thingie: nonfat strawberry yogurt topped with a handful of mini shredded wheat, a few almonds and a banana.  It’s an easy breakfast to make and delicious to eat.  I usually make it with raisins instead of a banana, but I need to eat this fruit before it all goes bad.  You don’t have to use strawberry yogurt; any flavor works, that’s just the flavor I had in my fridge.



  1. Congratulations! Looks like you did great on this one. I enjoy being able to tell how far I go when I walk on the treadmill. 1.5 miles is great! Going into my week 4 I heard the narrator guy say “you will be running some 5 minute increments” and I thought … uh not this time I’m going back inside… but then he said “don’t worry, we’ll take it slow and you are prepared for this from your work last week.” And it worked! It seems the work out the week before always has my body ready for the one next. 🙂 I hope you continue to do this workout and hang with it. It is so exhilarating to have others doing it with me no matter if we are on the same part of the program or not! Keep up the good work.

    • It’s great the way the previous workouts get you ready for the next ones. I’m wondering if W4D1 will be hard, then D2 and D3 will be easier like last week. I guess I’ll find out tomorrow!

      I hope you keep going with it too! You’re doing great!

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