Woman with a Plan – training begins

So i had been thinking about doing the C5K (couch to 5k) plan to get back into shape with my running and crawl back to where my fitness levels used to be.                      945412_654059871311731_1355178416_n

I found i did have the C5K and C10K on my old Ipod so i had planned to do this to start running again. But after mentioning it to my friend Jess she came up with a plan for me! 😀

Jess has run alot of races over the years,10k’s, Half Marathons and Marathons which she takes all pretty seriously so i trust her judgement alot.

The plan invovled 2 power walks/slow jogs in the week with Peanut (i can do during the day) and one proper longer run on the weekend. This way i can build up my stamina and still get my legs/body stronger and used to running again.

It means i dont have to worry about when i can go run in the evenings as i just dont have time right now! Alex gets home then its dinner time almost straight away and then i go nap for 3 hours before the night feedings begin.

Im pretty much exhausted all the time and just couldnt work out where to fit the runs in so this is much easier.

I really do like this idea! and so she worked out the plan for me to follow which started last week while my Mum and Sister were visiting.

Week 1 of the plan invovled two power walks, 2.5 miles, 2 miles and then a 3 mile run/walk on the weekend.

I did manage to do the walks as we were walking everyday but i forgot to take my Garmin with me to record them.

As for the run i didnt manage to get out and do it as my Mum and Sister went home on the saturday afternoon and i spent the rest of the weekend being depressed. 😦

I just couldnt face going out in the park and just wanted to curl up under a blanket on the couch or cry alot. I kind of knew i was going to be upset when they went but it suprised me how much i was.

So this week im on week 2 of the plan and according to the weather we are due storms from friday! And so this afternoon me and Peanut headed out for our power walk.


It was nice and quiet in the park a few people walking dogs or running as we began our walk. 🙂 Peanut was soon asleep as i did a few laps up and down to make the 2 mile power walk.

I could really feel it in my thighs, bum and lower abs so i know i was working out correctly with a good pace 🙂 So i was very happy with that.

I had planned to do some workouts at home but Peanut doesnt sleep much in the day anymore and makes it hard for me to do so.

Its either getting a chance to eat and make lunch or do a workout and at the moment food and napping have to come first! (if i cant to keep my sanity).

But i have noticed weight loss from all the walking i did last week! So as long as i stick to the power walks and other little walks im heading in the right direction! 😀

So this week i have another power walk to do with Peanut and a long run on the weekend which i can do in the rain as it will only be me.

I still plan to go out walking with Peanut on non workout days as well as long as the weather is good as the air and Sunshine is good for both of us 🙂


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Scribbler
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 16:55:17

    That sounds like a great plan. You’ll be getting good resistance training pushing Peanut too. So when you do get chance to run, you’ll be strong 🙂


  2. stopthejiggle
    Oct 28, 2013 @ 20:11:15

    That sounds great. I’m jealous you have someone to create a plan for you. Good Luck with your plan 🙂


  3. ciro1
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 07:58:30

    Aww thanks hope so 🙂


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