I just got back from my first jogging session. I decided that I’m too fat and need to at least get in shape (even if I don’t lose any weight). So I’m using Cool Running Couch to 5k running program. It’s supposedly easy at the beginning, but I am practically dying here.
The first week, you just run 60 seconds and then walk 90 seconds for 20 minutes. I did that, but there were a few things I didn’t realize.
- Just how out of shape I am.
- The altitude. Mexico is about 7000 feet above sea level, making it hard to breathe and run at the same time.
- Hills. Our neighborhood is far from level.
- It’s cold outside in the mornings, adding to the difficulty level.
Well…hopefully, I’ll stick to it. It’s only 3 times a week.