The Couch to 5K program is designed for people who want to ease into a running program. This is exaclty what I am wanting to do. I have no running back ground, except after the the ice cream truck. World record time! I thought for sure I would be able to rock every week of the program and be ready for my 5k on 3/5 at the very end of the 9 week program, but now I am realizing I am going to have to repeat weeks. "If you find the program too strenuous, just stretch it out. Don't feel pressured to continue faster than you're able. Repeat weeks if needed and move ahead only when you feel you're ready."
So I am going to redo week three. I had such a hard time doing it, I feel like I need to do it again. I am reminding myself I am not doing this for the 5k, I am doing this for a life change. I need to go at the pace best for me. If I get to my 5k on 3/5 and I have to walk some of it... that is okay. I just need to keep going and I feel like if I force myself to just do week 4 and fail at it all week, I will just become more discouraged. I know that if I move on when I can succesfuly finish a whole week, I will be that much better off. Its not a race... Its a marathon and I will pace myself.
If you all want to try the "Couch to 5k" program here is the link. Steven took some pics of me running today and I will upload them Saturday morning. Here is a pic that best represents what I looked like running today.