Week 1 is now smoothly in the books. Sure, there was the requite shortness of breath and minor muscle aches, but on the whole I’m happy with how things are going...I felt better, stronger, more capable with every run. The C25k program seems simplistic at first glance, but really works well for fat, lazy, out-of-shape guys like myself. My wife has gotten motivated to train with me, which is a pleasant surprise. I think the salutary benefits of running transcend the physical and push us to grow mentally (self-disciple), and emotionally (our view of ourselves)…so I’m excited that, as a family, we can take this part of the journey together (for if mom and dad are setting the tone with a healthy lifestyle, the kids will follow).
Bring on Week 2!