In case you’re abbreviationtionally challenged, C25K stands for “Couch to 5K” and it’s supposed to be a good program that allows you to work your way up to running 5K while improving your ability to mutter profanities under your breath and almost die.
In order to make it a little more idiot-proof, I downloaded an iPhone app to yell at me what to do. This time, I went to my gym’s indoor track because I didn’t know what I was doing last time and wound up running to the next town over and having to take a cab back.
I don’t know if it was any easier on Day Two, but at least I took notes immediately afterwards so I could share my findings with you…
- I’m no physician, but I’m thinking this phenomenon I call “Burny Lung” can’t be a good thing.
- Ditto “Hurty Foot”.
- Memo to self: the amount that you impressed other runners by concentrating on your “perfect form” was probably offset by how hard you crashed into that wall.
- It’s been a while since you went to the mall to see if they sell “rocket shoes”. Maybe somebody’s invented them by now…
- Still searching for the “runner’s high” experienced trailblazers speak of. As of now, all I’ve felt is a “runner’s low”, “runner’s medium” and “runner’s crying jag”.
- If that little old lady passes me again, I’m so gonna trip her.
- In the JSC2K program that I’m totally developing once I’ve completed the traditional C2K, there’s going to be much more “couchiness” and we’re going to put longer intervals between the runs (say… two months).
When I’m on an elliptical or bike, my mind likes to wander to far-off places. I’m thinking about what I’m going to have for dinner or maybe the next blog post I’m going to write and I feel like I’m multi-tasking and getting stuff done.
When I’m running on my little C25K program, all I’m thinking about is how that famous jogger dude dropped dead.