Like I mentioned yesterday, Flea Market Guy and I kicked a bad habit, so we wanted to start a good habit. These things don’t have to wait til the new year. I am a huge fan of fitness apps. Especially free fitness apps. So I downloaded the walking app, I downloaded the C25K app, I downloaded a planking app, I downloaded a butt app, I downloaded an arm workout app, I have a yoga app. I have all the apps. The free ones, the paid ones. All of them.
But I never used them.
So about a month or so ago, I told FMG that I wanted to get healthy and start working out. I was considering joining an online workout group for accountability. He said he’d be my accountabilibuddy and work out with me. So we started by walking a few days and then we kicked it up a notch and started walking and added a little running in every few minutes for short stretch of road and then walked some more and repeated. That was going pretty good so we decided to get a little more structured.
I have this goal in my head that I want to run a marathon before I turn 46. I will be 45 next year. So that gives me a year to train. I don’t know if that is even enough time considering I’ve never really been a runner in my whole adult life. But I’m an optimist.
So we started the couch to 5k app. Baby steps, right? I thought if I could work my way up to a 5k, I could work my way up to a 10k, then to a half marathon and then a marathon. I don’t know what it is in my brain that makes me even think I would want to run 26.2 miles, but the thought has been there for a couple of years and I always start and never finish. Hence, the reason why I needed an accountabilibuddy.
So week one went off without a hitch, we walked for a minute and a half, ran for a minute, repeated that about 8 times and did a five minute cool down. And nobody died. Week two, we walked for 2 minutes and ran for 90 seconds and we did that 6 times and then cooled off for five minutes. On day 2 week 2, Flea Market Guy started complaining that his knees were hurting him. I think that was a Wednesday. So, Thursday we just walked to hit our step goal of 10,000. By friday, his knees hurt so bad he wasn’t sure he could do the workout, but he pushed through. That was the last time we worked out together. He’s still in pain and using the R.I.C.E method and eating ibuprofen whenever I hand it to him. He’s rather adorable when he’s pitiful. Don’t tell him I said that.
I guess I could have run alone. I’ve done it before, but C25K turned into an “us” thing so we will start that back up when FMG is healed. Plus, I really wanted something more than just running because I think I need a whole new system because nothing I’ve done in the past has worked.
And it just so happens, I found what I was looking for.
I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow!!