I’ve been using the App – C25KFree (Couch to 5K Free) for the past six weeks. Today, I finished the day 3 workout of week 6, which includes 22 minutes of running without stopping. In case you’re trying to do the same thing, here are 7 easy steps for running 22 minutes without stopping. Enjoy.
Step #1 – Wake up in the morning, lay very still and listen intently for rain, snow, sleet, hail, a dense fog, mist, strong winds, mild winds, gentle breezes or anything uncontrollable that might keep you from having to get out of bed to exercise.
Step #2 – While still in bed, tell your wife that you are not in denial about not wanting to exercise.
Step #3 – Angrily roll out of bed, stumping the toes of your right foot on the hard wooden furniture that you insisted on buying fifteen years ago.
Step #4 – Have the following conversation with your wife:
You: Honey, do you think I should just not exercise today?
You: My toes really hurt.
Wife: What happened?
You: I stubbed them on your furniture.
Wife: My furniture? You mean the bed?
Wife: You’re somehow suggesting that you stubbing your toe…
You: (interrupting) Toes!
Wife: Ok. You’re suggesting that you stubbing your “toes” on the bed is my fault.
You: Yes. If you hadn’t suggested this brand then we wouldn’t have all this hard wood in the house.
Wife: Go exercise, you big baby.
Step #5 – Cry
Step #6 – Change your clothes and walk out the door.
Step #7 – Put your headphones in, play some music, warmup for 5 minutes, then run (or jog) for 22 minutes without stopping.
Enjoy your workout!