(Closed) Any Couch to 5k brides out there?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
680 posts
Busy bee

My bf signed me up for a 5k in May. I haven’t run since high school. I’m so scared bc my cardio isn’t all that great… 🙁 

Post # 5
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Good luck!!  I’ve never done C25k, but everyone I know has had success with it!  I kinda of just created my own running routine/schedule and went from there.  The running bug is ADDICTING!!

Post # 6
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m seven weeks in and it’s awesome. I hated running when is signed up. I’m actually at the point that I look forward to running. We have been going slower than the programme says, so have been doing it for about ten weeks.

Post # 7
3194 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ooh ooh me! I’m in the middle of week two. I really like it a lot. It’s a great app. There are a variety of knock-offs of the Color Run between now and my wedding, so my plan is to finish the app and then run a few of them before the wedding. I also have a girlfriend motivating me (she’s a pageant contestant), so after I finish C25K, I’m going to start Insanity and Beach Body. 😉

Post # 8
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Jlee28:  I am in the same boat! I am not a runner now, but signed up for a Color Run in June. It just looked too fun to resist. We are trying the C25K too.

Good luck with your running!

Post # 10
22 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

The C25K app has been great to get me out and running.  My only issue with it is that it approximates your distance with time.  I was so excited to complete my first “two mile” run when I discovered that it was really more like 1.5 miles.  Now I’m alternating runs between focusing on a good pace and a longer distance.  

Post # 11
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The C25K is great for getting you running! But like BlueMorphoButterfly my runs are also not as long as they should be! But even with that I am still enjoying the program and may even start to enjoy running!

Post # 12
632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m too impatient to go through the whole C25K program. Now that the snow is melting I’ve been taking my dog on runs and trying to beat my distance each time.

I think my first run I only did 3/4 of a mile, but I haven’t ran a mile since high school, so I’m not too upset.

Post # 13
1106 posts
Bumble bee

@Jlee28:  Okay, what exactly is the program? How do you get in shape?

I’ve been wanting to start running to train for an eventual marathon or something like that but I am a total loser when it comes to exercise! Gah!

Post # 16
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I did one week and one day of C25K…and I loved it! Unfortunately, right before the 4th day, my old shoes blew out and I bought new ones…big mistake. They felt okay during that run, but for the last week and a half my knees and ankles have been killing me! I’ve been icing and taking NSAIDs, but to no avail.  So that’s my biggest advice to you ladies….buy the right shoes (or don’t replace them halfway through!). I’ve never had joint problems in my life, it’s crazy that my very expensive Reebok zigkicks could do this to me! 

I’m excited for my knees and ankles to feel better, because I absolutely loved the program while I was doing it! I’ve never been a runner (not even in high school!) and this pushed me exactly the right amount. 

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