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.

  1. Just how out of shape I am.
  2. The altitude. Mexico is about 7000 feet above sea level, making it hard to breathe and run at the same time.
  3. Hills. Our neighborhood is far from level.
  4. 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.

By the way, if you want to watch the video about my thoughts, here it is. You can check my progress on www.thejogvlog.wordpress.com