Fitness Journal: Friday evening run

The thing I know about myself is that if I make things a choice, I will almost always choose to not expend the effort/time/energy. So the key to actually doing these things is to not let it be a choice.

Today was my first day of using the Couch to 5K training program. I have an app on my phone that I’m running in conjunction with Runkeeper. It basically vibrates my phone when I’m supposed to switch from walking to running. Starting out, it’s a 5min warm up walk, 20 mins of alternating 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of jogging, with a final 5 min walking cooldown. I think that since I’ve been doing runs before ‘officially’ starting, I had an easier time with the 60 seconds of running that I would have otherwise. I’m tempted to skip ahead in the training program, but that seems like it’s asking for trouble.

Today’s stats:
Distance: 2.1 miles
average speed: 15:37

animals: 1 friendly cat! (too dark to take pictures)

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