Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wellness Wednesday

Today's Wellness Wednesday is in celebration of my having commenced (once again) the C25k program. For those unaware of the program more information can be found here.  Essentially it is a 9 week program designed to get you off the couch and running 5k (approximately 3 miles for those using that system).  I have attempted this program 2 times before and never made it through.  The first time I was just too damned unfit.  The Second time I broke my ankle which put paid to that.  So I'm at it once more.

Last night I did my first day of week one and I was very proud of myself - compared to where I was when I stopped last time I was less out of breath and covered more distance.  The out of breath thing is huge for me.  I'm an asthmatic and since I've move to the USA I have not been able to take my instant relief medication because I have bad reactions to the brands available here so I've had to learn to control my breathing and my attacks without medication.  It has taken a long time but I can now play a full game of indoor soccer and go running without needing my medication at all.

Now I'm not a runner by nature - give me a really long walk any day, but I acknowledge that I need to get my butt moving if I want to be healthy again so I figured why not really challenge myself.  Plus my hubby is a runner who hates walking so it gives us an excuse to spend some time together (which we get precious little of).  Where will I go once I achieve the 9 weeks?  I don't know.  Maybe I'll learn to love running, maybe I'll always be one of those people that just suffers through it.  All I know is that for the time being I'm trying.

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