Not Exactly BORN to Run, but…
Having finally gotten a handle on my eating (it only took how long?), it’s time to refocus on exercise.
In January of this year I downloaded the Couch to 5k app for my iphone. I completed about six weeks. Then I got bronchitis, allowed it to get me ENTIRELY off track and never picked it back up. I did “run” in a 5k. I ran and walked. Now I want to do it for real. I’m planning to start Couch to 5k again next week and run another 5k before the end of the year.
Running is not really my forte, if you. I actually kind of despise it, until I actually finish a run. When I was doing C25k earlier this year I felt really proud of myself. I was doing something I would normally only do under duress. Plus, I was improving, which made me hate it less. Just like any other workout, I never wished I hadn’t run after finishing a run. I have visions of myself running and enjoying it (and having a runner’s body while we are imagining things).
Last time I did the program using minutes of running and walking. I think this time I’d like to do it based on distance, so when it is over I’m actually running three miles (instead of just 30 minutes—I am a sloooooow runner). The problem is that I don’t want to run on a track (or have a track to run on for that matter). I am curious as to what would be the easiest way to run based on distance without having to track it out in some time-consuming manner using my car. Also, while I’d love a Garmin watch or something, I’d like to keep my costs on this project minimal. Is there an App for this?