13 April 2010

Rebirth

On Easter Sunday, faced with a beautiful day and nothing to do, the six year old and I put on our sneakers and headed to the high school track. It was my version of rebirth – the kick-off to my Couch to 5K - which, you may recall, is on my list of things to do before I turn fifty.

I didn’t really want to take the girl, but she really wanted to come, and as soon as we got there, she took off, iPod and all (she has a hand-me-down Shuffle, the tiny one, which I populated with songs of my choosing, as it is my prerogative to shape her musical education). Meanwhile, I cued up my C25K app, and set off at a brisk walk, half an oval behind the girl. To her credit, she went around and around - frontwards, backwards, dancing, skipping, singing – for the first 25 minutes of my 30 minute workout. And then she climbed up the bleachers to watch the tennis players doing their thwomp, thwomp, thwomp.

I walked and jogged and walked and jogged and danced a little while walking and jogged and made it through Week 1 Day 1 without falling over. And I did it again Tuesday, and Saturday, and again yesterday. With luck, I’ll be running that whole five kilometers sometime in June.

15 comments:

Harriet said...

Good for you. I've been trying to do this too, although my gimpy feet make the running part hard. I didn't know about the app. I'll have to look for that.

She She said...

Bravo! (Or, I guess, brava!) I know how hard it is to get these things going.

AnnetteK said...

Good for you! Thanks for the reminder that I really need to get a run/walk in this afternoon.

Mental P Mama said...

You. Go. Girl!

Life As I Know It said...

YAY! Good for you. And do you feel good? Keep at it!

wheelsonthebus said...

You go girl!!

Gina said...

Good for you! I really need to do something like that. Last summer my son did a 5k and I swore I'd be able to do it with him the next time. but so far I have done exactly nothing.

mayberry said...

Way to go! I can rock a pretty good sun salutation, but running scares me.

flutter said...

This is awesome, i love the idea of you dancing around while walking. Run, girl, run!

Kyla said...

That is great!!

Aunt Becky said...

YES! You can DO it! I'm back on the horse after my tattoo heals and I love it. ROCK ON.

heidi said...

You GO girl. Keep it up. xoh

painted maypole said...

feels good to be working toward that goal, doesn't it?

ozma said...

You rock!!!

I need to do this. I do this walk/run thing but it never goes anywhere.

Peculiar Whimsy said...

Rock on!!!