04-02-2014, 01:52 PM
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My Couch-to-10k (& More) Progress
Alright, so it's been three weeks to the day 'since I had my daughter - as most of you know. I am supposed to be waiting until at least 6 weeks to do any exerting but I can't wait any longer. I am an active person and being on bedrest through the end of my pregnancy and not being able to do much after having my daughter is literally driving me up the wall. SO! I will be starting to train to run a 10k beginning on Monday and I want to take you all with me through the process!!
I am using the 10k for Pink app by Zen Labs. It advertises a 3 day a week, 14-week program to get you from your couch to running a 10k. I will probably be doing this training every other day as opposed to 3 days a week but that's because 14 weeks is too long in my book! After I get some stamina back I will most likely transition to every day. I also want to mention I will be doing this with 2lb hand weights and when I feel ready a 15lb weight vest. I will be doing this training for 1-2 weeks (depends on how I feel) before I begin off-day training. On the days in-between my running, I will be beginning the plank challenge (this will be done everyday, not just on off days) and doing 3 sets of 25 crunches on an exercise ball (I got weak in 10 months!) as well as 3 sets of 25 squats. When those stop hurting, I move up to 4 sets and so on.
I don't know how much I weigh right now but I'm not looking to hit a certain weight, I'm looking to be happy with my body - and let me tell you, I won't be happy until I have my abs back! I was around 110lbs pre-pregnancy and peaked at 153lbs during pregnancy. If I had to guess, I am probably around 125 right now and have about a 5lb "pooch". I will post before pictures on Monday right before I start but this was taken 12 days pp -