No Better Time To Start Than Today

I look at the dates of our last posts and am surprised.  Over a year!  That’s not a good thing when it comes running.  There’s been too much Breakfast and not enough running.  I wish I had excuses as to why the running has faded, but I don’t.  I put the blame on a career change in August with new hours (it lasted a year, but now I’m back in my old teaching position), an extra cold winter (but no worse than years before), and other lame reasons, but it came down to lack of motivation and laziness.  I tried several re-boots of programs, but then would be frustrated at how far my pace had dropped off and then would quit again.  I’m embarrassed to say that Runkeeper recorded several single-digits of monthly miles this year.

Well whatever.  This past weekend I decided to go back to where I started and begin the Couch to 5K program (C25K).  C25K is a fantastic app for beginners with prompts from a friendly voice telling you when to run or walk in a 8 week training program that culminates with a 5k run.  Here’s the link if you want to give it a try:

Couch to 5k Trainer App

c25k pic

It seems the first step can be the hardest, but I love starting programs.  For me it’s getting Day 2 done.  I’m wrapping this up, heading home, and lacing up my running shoes to get back to it.

My motivation this time around comes from this quote:

“Every day I say to myself: ‘Today I will begin.'”    -St. Anthony of the Desert

Let’s hope it sticks.  See you on the road!

-Mike

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