Sore Muscles Will Pay Off

04 Mar

So, I posted the other day about starting training for an upcoming 5K in my area, the Color Me Rad 5K.  I am so excited to actually do this 5K.  I started training for it yesterday, and boy do I feel it today!

I have downloaded both the C25K® – 5K Trainer FREE – Zen Labs app and the 5K Runner: 0 to 5K run training – Clear Sky Apps LTD app. I was afraid that if I just started right in on using one of those apps, I wouldn’t be able to even really get through the first day of it since I have been pretty inactive since me moved back in June of last year. I know that if I failed to successfully complete just the first day, the easiest day, I would become discouraged and possibly just give up. So this week, instead, I am working out a little at the house and will start with those apps next week.

I weighed myself yesterday morning, and took two pictures that will become my “Before” pictures, to be posted alongside my “After” pictures once the 5K is done. I know that I will be slimmer, trimmer, firmer, and more fit by then. I have a couple of things that I am doing at home right now, though. First, I generally watch one or two full tv shows a day (depending on the day, give or take one either way), so I am using a TV Commercial Workout Plan for those episodes. It may not be much, but it’s more than I was doing last week. Here’s what that plan looks like:

I’m also using another app that I downloaded (for free) to my laptop. Personal Workout – AppicDesignhas been working my butt off (hopefully I’ll see those results soon!) yesterday and today. My legs were sore today from yesterday’s workout, and my arms were a little bit heavier. I pushed through the pain, though, and finished another workout today! Tomorrow I will do a different one, and will continue to alternate them until I start using one of the 5K specific apps. I am hoping to be able to do the 5K training those days, and then use the Personal Workout on the other days. I hope that made sense. It did in my head, anyway.

So today my legs still feel like jelly, my arms feel like lead, and later this afternoon I am going to have one of the kids time me for Planking. I am going to start doing a PlankADay (Thanks, Slim, for the idea) and gradually work my time up on those. She is up to over six minutes a day! Way to go!

The closer to finishing the 5K training apps I get, or once I finish those training apps all together, I am going to start working my way up to this pretty picture that someone posted this morning on one of the Facebook groups I am a member of:

Looks pretty brutal, huh? When I finish my 5K training, and running the actual 5K, and I can successfully do The Ninety-Nine, I will feel as if I have really accomplished something and will feel so much better about myself. I can’t wait!

Do you want to take this journey with me?


Posted by on March 4, 2013 in Life, Training


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