|from the NHS website|
Monday morning, full of vim and vigour, I loaded up a new podcast from the National Health Service (from UK). It's designed to take you from the couch to running 5K in 9 weeks. I thought, as I pulled on my knee braces and running shoes, "this will be so easy. I'm not a couch potato, I'm a lapsed athlete".
Nope, no, definitely a couch potato. Week 1 is exactly the right amount of challenge for me to realize that I'm out of shape, without defeating me! The best part of this podcast is it combines both music (timed appropriate for whether you're running or walking) and encouragement as you go through each interval. And it's only 30 minutes (including a warm up and cool down).
It's available for free on iTunes or the NHS website, so you can try it out too! Let me know how you find it!