June 17, 2010

Get off the Couch!

To counterbalance all the eating we’ve been doing on our family vacation, my SIL Traci, and I went for a little jog Wednesday morning.  She turned me on to this most amazing app called Couch to 5k.

The Couch to 5k (aka: c25k) app will ease you into running a 5k in 9 weeks!  It is designed to be 3, 30 minute workouts a week, so it is easy to fit into your busy schedules.  It’s a really easy app to use too.  It integrates with the music you already have on your iPhone, iTouch, or Droid, so you can listen to it as you workout.  It tells you when to start walking, running, and when to turnaround at your half way point too.  All you have to do is get off the couch and get moving!


For our workout, Traci backed her training up to Week 1, Day 1 partly due to a recent calf muscle injury and because of the altitude here in Colorado.  It took us all a couple of days to just adjust to the 7,000 ft. altitude.  I was getting winded just walking up a flight of stairs!  

c25k2 Each workout is timed, and it will alert you when you are at your halfway point.  It gives you a warm up period and a cool down time too.    You can record your workout history and update your results to Facebook (if you want it too).

Pretty cool, huh?  If you decide to give it a try, let me know what you think!  I can’t wait to start my real training once I return home to Florida!


  1. that sounds awesome lauren! good luck! :)

  2. Thats sounds like the coolest App thanks Im going to download it now....

  3. I'm on week 4 and really love it... (although it's taken me longer than 4 weeks), good luck! :)

  4. I downloaded that app a while ago and love it. I have not been as dedicated to it as I would have liked, but it's a great motivator when I do use it! It makes starting to run a little more manageable!

  5. I crafted my own program and am running my first 5K next week! You can do it!!!!

  6. Of course I love the app. Worth the small $ to have a running buddy spurring you on. Once I am back on flat land I will bump back to week 4. It was great running with you.

  7. Good idea! I'm just running mindlessly right now but it seems to be working...so far so good!


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