For anyone out there that has thought you may take up running some day I really want to encourage you to try the couch to 5K program. I was talking to Jared yesterday and I realized that this is the best experience I've had running. I've always just got up one day and headed out. I run until I can't and then try again the next day. I have had injuries, exhaustion, and eventually burnout. The people that put these programs together really know what they're doing.
The gradual increase in distance is perfect. In previous years I've taken supplements due to joint pain and even though I'm older this go round I'm pain free without the supplements. I couldn't be happier. After running the same path for a couple weeks I decided to map it at Mapmyrun.com and was giddy when I figured my base run is 5 miles (still increasing with each week). Before these training apps my longest run was 6 miles and my average run was 3.
There is a 1/2 Marathon in October here in Kansas City. It is my goal to train over the summer and run my very first 1/2! I can't wait :)
I feel so blessed to be 33 with 5 babies and in the best shape I've ever been both physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Thank you Lord!