My Journey from Couch to 5K

The Plan

I’ve benefited this semester holding myself accountable for my work by planning things out a week in advance. So, I am going to take the time every Thursday evening to assess my progress and decide what alterations I want to make in the coming week.

Week One: 
Thursday – Get started! Walk twenty minutes, running when comfortable.
Friday – Walk 20, be sure to stretch before AND after. Arm circles in the evening.
So, I did this bonehead thing over the weekend and did 5 different types of arm circles – which was no big deal! – but I did 100 reps of each. 500 of anything isn’t exactly a jumping off point. This week, I’m going to gun for 25 of each, 125 total, and up it each week. For reference – the 5 types are “up and down” (like you’re flapping wings, but small and controlled), tight clockwise, tight counter clockwise, from arms out to above head (like a jumping jack), and upside down jumping jacks..? I’ll make a post illustrating them later.
Saturday – Walk 20 in the morning/afternoon, abs in the evening.
Abs I’m going to do the same number, 25 of each, but three types to start. Simple crunches up, left, and right. I love a good bicycle or kettle bell workout, but with the walking I want to make sure I’m not pushing so hard I give up!
Sunday – Walk 20 minutes.
Monday – Full day of school – walk in evening if motivated, if not: break day!
Tuesday – Walk 20 in afternoon, abs in the evening.
Wednesday – Walk 20 minutes.

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