Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I ran today.

And while I don't actually look all that proud to have completed Week 1, Day 1 of Couch to 5K here, I actually am. Really proud.

I was watching episodes 2 and 3 of The Biggest Loser on Hulu last night, and I realized something: when it comes to working out, I am a Joelle. And if you've seen this season or even read the play-by-plays, you know this is not a good thing. I give any reason under the sun not to push myself. Now, I don't know how I'd be with a trainer, because I've never had one. I've relied on myself to push myself, and we know how troublesome that can be. "Myself" thinks it's okay to constantly take things slow, and while taking it slow when I'm just starting out is good, but there's a marked difference between "taking it slow" and "taking it nowhere." "Myself" is lazy, likes to be sitting down, and hates to be sweaty, out of breath, and in pain. Which is, of course, the state of things after today's interval training. Who knew that jogging for 30 seconds would be so ridiculously hard for me? But you know what? I did it. Only once did I stop jogging before the 30 seconds was up (I'm using the Podrunner: Intervals Podcast until I can find someting less techno-tastic) and I only stopped a few seconds too soon--maybe 3? Still, I have a feeling that if Bob or Jillian were training me, they'd tear me a new one for those few seconds. Not that I would mind either Bob or Jillian yelling at me. They are the hotness.

So here we go. Week 1, Day 1, done.

If I don't tell you guys on Friday how I did for Week 1, Day 2, I am begging you to kick my ass. I need this. Call yourself Jillian if you have to.


Lynn said...

Woot woot! It is tough to get started, but I've been doing C25K myself...

I was thrilled yesterday when I got Week2 Day 1 down ;-) You can do it, you can do it.

I'm running on Friday, too, so I'll bug you after I'm done and see if you've gotten out there!!

(But, no, I'm not Jillian.)

QL girl said...

Nice, another blogger thats doing C25k with a podcast!! After a month I've finally moved on to week 2, but now its been a week since I've done anything. =[ Lets hope I haven't regressed!

Have you checked out the Robert Ulrey podcast? I guess its not that different, but its been working for me (I liked the week 1 music more than week 2)

Before I continue to hijack your post, good luck and keep working! I'll be stopping by to keep cheering you on!