Excitedly, I signed up for my first 5k run. In the past, I have participated in events like the Color Run, but those were more walking with friends. For those who have been following along with me thus far, knows that I am not one for cardio. This makes the challenge all the more difficult.
I feel like calling a 5k difficult may be a little much. I have the endurance and motivation to increase my running stamina. Thinking back, I do not believe that I have ever run 3.1 miles in a single session outside. I have found that running on a treadmill, in air condition, to be a completely different ballpark. Of course, I have created a master plan to conquer this.
First, I made a plan. My plan is to run every other day. The days that I do not run, I am using my Fitbit to make sure that I walk at least 10k steps. On those off-days, I will continue my weight training.
This morning, I woke up at 6 a.m. and ran around the neighborhood. I am using a mobile app called C25K Couch to 5K by RunDouble , which is a free app that is similar to the Couch to 5k. I completed day two this morning. It has been a nice guide so far.
Attached is a picture of my stats. With that said, if you have any running tips, I am all ears!