Couch To 5K Week One

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Couch To 5K Week One

To anyone that knows me, the fact that I am doing couch to 5K may come as a bit of a shock. I am not a runner. I don't like running. I do not have the body of a runner. I have no aspirations to do a half marathon or anything like that. I may be convinced to do some kind of colour run if I make it further than a few weeks through the course.

The main reason I am doing couch to 5k is to try and get middle man more into the idea of fitness. The school have now decided to do fitness tests with the children. It is meant to be some kind of fun thing. I am not convinced at all. It is a measure of how fit the kids at the age of 5 onwards. Lets just say that middle man didn't do great in his first "test." He wasn't bothered by it, thankfully. I was. I was never any good at sport. I played netball at primary and then got to secondary school and was always one of the last kids to be picked in PE. We decided that we would give running a go to see if middle man and myself could up our fitness levels a bit.He liked cross country so I hope this will help. I am not sure how long it will last but a week in and I am still positive. If we can join the others on a park run in the summer I would be pretty happy.

I downloaded the app and have Michael Jordan egging me on as we run. To be honest the start is pretty easy. 60 mins of running followed by 90 mins of walking a number of times. After me tripping on the grass, we decided that it would be best to stick to paths where we can.

Middle man has enjoyed our first week, so hopefully we can get through week 2. To help us get through we are taking a photo at the end of each run.

Have you done couch to 5K? How did you find it?


  1. Good luck! I've not done the couch to 5K programme but I did build up to running 5K a few years ago and can run it pretty well now, I find it's a nice distance to be able to run regularly to keep fit without being too much like hard work!

    1. Oh that is good to hear! I think it will really help middle man with his cross country running and if I actually enjoy it, good for me when my gym closes. x