Still running!

July 12th, 2013

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A month ago I posted about running again for the first time in 3 years. I laced up and got out there following the C25K program. Now (despite getting some awful flu for a week), 4 weeks later I am feeling and doing great. Today I ran for 6 minutes straight and clocked my first 13 minute mile! In comparison my first run was a 17 minute mile.

I’ve also signed up for a 5K that will be in another 4 weeks. And my goal is to do the whole thing without stopping/walking. Or maybe just a little break in the middle ;) . Either way, I’m just excited to complete it and feel like I’ve made a change.

One day at a time, one foot in front of the other. If I can do it, so can you! So get out and do something good for your body.

If your interested in C25K, I’m using an iphone app called Get Running that I really like. If you have another app to recommend, I’d love to hear about it. 

6 Responses to “Still running!”

  1. Elsa says:

    Hi Jen! Love your site, have been following your new home project and loving it!

    We have very similar goals! I recently started walking/jogging and am down to an 11 minute mile but I have yet to do a full mile interrupted! We live in the DFW area and we have GREAT parks around here.

    My main goal is also to run a 5k uninterrupted, so I guess we’ll be in that struggle together!

    I do about 3.5 miles most days, mostly walking.

  2. Jen Allyson says:

    Awesome! I’m just so excited to feel physically fit again – and feel like I have my own body after being pregnant or nursing for 3 years straight. Have you scheduled/planned a 5K yet?

  3. Elsa says:

    Nope! Haven’t scheduled or picked one yet. I am actually STILL nursing so that makes this whole a little more challenging! My dream is to one day do a Disney race ;)

  4. Elsa says:

    P.s. I use mapmyrun as far as apps go, really enjoying it!

  5. alicia king says:

    awesome, way to go jen!

  6. the best i ever felt was when i did a couch 2 10k program 2 years ago. i dropped 16 lbs in 6 weeks and was eating better and feeling great! keep up the running! it’ll pay off!

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