Sunday, January 2, 2011

The One With Couch to 5k DONE!

I did it.  I finished the Couch to 5k program.  It's amazing.  And the pride I have in myself right now is unbeatable.  I did it!  I went from barely being able to run for 60 seconds at a time to running for 30 minutes without stopping in just 10 weeks.  Talk about progress.  It's almost left me speechless though.  This is the kind of occasion that for me, this is all that needs to be said:



  1. Hey, are you on daily mile? I have a couple of Erins on my friends list.

    Read Chi Running for insight on breathing. A technique I share with people is to inhale and exhale on a three count. 1-2-3 in and 1-2-3 out. It keeps me calm, patient and focused. Rapid breathing is shallow and leads to anxiety. Slow deep breathing is the most beneficial. I feel my entire torso expand and contract with each breath. Good luck and congrats on completing the program. You are closer to a marathon than you think!

  2. That is very encouraging! I just started Couch to 5K last week. I've never been a runner. Ever. But I want to be. I hope to be as successful as you! Congrats!!