Wife, Mummy, Nurse: C25K Program {Try New Adventures Thursday}

09 June 2011

C25K Program {Try New Adventures Thursday}

This week, I decided to start the Couch to 5K program.  When I first heard of this, I had to look it up.  I thought it may have been R2-D2's cousin from Star Wars.  C25K is a 9 week running program designed to help people get off the couch (like me) and run 5 kilometers in under 30 minutes at the end.

I started on Monday and went walking/running this morning.  My goal is to do this on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, preferably in the morning, but on Saturday, it will be when Drew gets home from work.  I would also like to sign up for a 5K race and run/jog it.  This will help keep me motivated to finishing the program.

I decided to do this for a few reasons.  To:
  • Get in shape.  I want to be fit and active before I get pregnant again.
  • Get my weight under better control.  I know, I had a baby, but I want to get my BMI where it should be.
  • Be able to keep up with Charis, as much as possible, and if I'm out of shape, that will be harder to do.
  • Enjoy God's creation.
Photograph of me taken this
morning after running.
Do any of my readers exercise?  If so, what helps keep you motivated?  One of my fears is that I will give up 2-3 weeks into it.  I want to keep at it.  I do enjoy exercising, but don't always like the time involved.  Thankfully, this program has worked for the three people I know who've done it.

I linked this to Try New Adventures ThursdayMingle With UsThankful Thursday, and Terrific Thursday.  


  1. I haven't done a 5k run, but did my first 5k walk last month, and will be doing another in 2 weeks. They are for in support of friends who have brain tumor and psoriasis. I am thinking to do C25K but need to find the time. Keep at it, Sarah!

  2. Since the weather got warmer here, I've started going for walks in the morning when I'm not nannying. If the weather isn't nice, I try to do an exercise tape. Key word: try. I don't need to lose weight, but I want to stay healthy and active. I'm also happier when I'm active.

    Good luck!

    Oh, and you got married six days after I did. Looks like we both have anniversaries in the next few months :)

  3. Good Luck with the run. Beware of the heat.
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  4. I will have to look into that. Sounds really great! I used to do fitness dvds at home after the kids went down for their nap and I was motivated to do it for a while, but then stopped. I loved your post...it got me excited to start exercising more! :)

  5. Yeah for you.

    Let me tell you, I made certain to get back into shape between babies and it made doing it the second time so much easier. I read once that being pregnant is like mountain climbing. We have friends that are climbing Mt. McKinley right now and they train 5-6 hours a day in order to do so. Thus, getting into physically healthy shape before becoming pregnant is such a great thing to do. Although, I think 30 minutes a day is great - no need to do 5-6 hours.

    Best wishes on your training. I am certain you can do it. Just keep going.

    By the way, I did not recognize your blog at first with the changes. Nice.

  6. Thanks, I completed week 1 and ran yesterday morning. Thankfully my husband is supportive of this and watches the pumpkin while I am out running/walking.

    I agree with you T Rex Mom. Being physically fit before and during pregnancy is a MUST. When I was pregnant, I was working full time nights in CCU as a RN so it was hard to exercise regularly.