I’m in the home stretch – just three weeks left!
30 minutes a day, 3 times a week, 8 weeks total
Week 5 Routine
Start with a 5-minute warmup. Varied 5-20 minute jogs. Finally, savor a 5-minute cooldown.
Last week I ran Wednesday at home after work, and Thursday and Friday at the gym on my lunch break. The first time on the treadmill was a little awkward because I was so used to running outside, and had no idea that I needed to use the treadmill workout on my Fitbit (see pic below). Fortunately, the second time was a much better experience and I actually enjoy running both inside and out.
Since week 2, I’ve been nervous about running for 20 minutes straight. The thought was so daunting – just I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it. Well, I proved myself wrong, because not only did I rock it, but I could have KEPT going. It probably also helped that I was re-watching Stranger Things as I ran.
My lungs are powerful, and my mind is in the right place to continue running at least three times a week after this program ends. I’ve already signed up for a Zombie 5K in celebration – October 28th.
I think I can call myself a runner now.
To see what happened at the halfway mark, click here!