So, begun my Couch to 5k, exercise regime. Basically in 10 weeks it prepares you to run a 5k in 30 mins. By running three times a week and obeying the voice prompts of :"run now" or "walk now" it slowly builds up your cardio vascualar ability. So I've been giving it a shot.
When the weather is nice, I run it outside and usually I am pushing a double stroller. I don't think this has been considered when this program was made, maybe I should look for a a Mommy and Me exercise program, but none the less I have stuck to it and am making considerable progress.... well except for this damm hill!
|Please note: Not the actual hill!|
I live on a well traveled road, so my running course takes me off to a side road, and on the way back there is a hill that just keeps kicking my butt! At first I couldn't even walk up it without being out of breath, but I am slowly, slowly running up parts of it. Wouldn't it figure that each and every time I do the Couch to 5k program, the very last running segment is this freakin hill! I mean COME ON! Give a girl a break now and then! Each and every time I start out talking myself into attempting running up it then I visually mark some place that I give myself permission to start walking if and when I get to it! And wouldn't you know, there is always a car that has to drive by just as I am panting and sweating and cursing! Of course, I can't stop running then! No cars the whole two miles, except for on that dam hill! Go figure! But I am determined! I will do it! And I'm sure there won't be any cars that day to witness it either!