Monday, March 15, 2010

I went running today

I've started a little adventure called "Couch to 5K."  For the uninitiated, it means those lazy people who don't move at all except from couch to car and back again can get in shape through a period of alternating running and walking, 30 minutes 3 days a week, gradually working up to a 5K run in 9 weeks.

I'm not saying it will be easy, but there are a lot of tools that make it easier.  I used a Christian indie music podcast for my running this morning and found an incredible song that I wanted to share.  After the Chase is a husband-and-wife worship leading, music writing team in California.  My goal in this Couch to 5K endeavor is not to be skinny, not to look better, but to be disciplined in the way I use my body.  My appearance should be a declaration of devotion to God, not chips and candy bars.  Here's a link to the song (click on "Run") - hope it blesses you the way it did me.

More info on After the Chase and Couch to 5K (including links to running guide podcasts):

Couch to 5K on Facebook

Tampa Area - Couch to 4K Club on Facebook


Amy H said...

Thanks for sharing this program. I am thinking it's time for me to get healthy, not skinny. Might just be joining you :)

Jamie Hatfield said...

Very cool, Amy! I'd love to have you along for the ride!
I've always thought I was healthy even if I wasn't skinny, but I don't buy that lie anymore. Huff-puff-huff-puff.