End of Week 1 of Couch to 5k
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Today is week 1 day 3 of C25k. I went to the pretty little park near our house for my walk/jog intervals. It's only a couple of miles from us, and you can look out over the Ohio river from several places in the park. There's only about 1.6 miles of paths, but it's a really nice park with a very open feeling to it.
When I got there, a single lady was jogging and an older couple was walking. It was starting to get dark, and they all left pretty quickly. I had the whole park to myself as the sun was going down. It was so peaceful and surprisingly nice to be there alone. The last few minutes of my cool down were in the dark, and then I did some stretches by my car. I think I did a little more stretching than usual since there was no one around to watch me. When I got home I told my husband we need to go for a walk in the park the next time the moon is full. I think it would be awesome with the moon shining on the water.
I'm not at the point where jogging feels natural yet, but I am enjoying the feeling of becoming more fit. I'm looking forward to when I can go out and run without having to constantly make myself slow down. I'm not in good enough shape to go at what seems to be my natural running speed. I will be though. And it's going to be fun to see just how fast that will be.