Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Last night I got one of these...

For free!

Such a blessing! My good friend's parents were getting rid of theirs and she asked me if I wanted it.
Um, heck yes!
Thank you, thank you Laura for thinking of me!

We put it in our downstairs play room and I was able to put it to good use this morning while watching my 3 year old play during my youngest daughter's nap.
Actually, I was like a kid on Christmas morning last night and couldn't wait to use when my hubby got home with it at 8:30, so I did a short walk on it last night too.

I'm starting the couch to 5k program, and whew! I am out of shape! I'm going to be totally honest here...those two shorts minutes of jogging were tough...walking forever is no problem, but I'm not a runner. Two minutes feels like an eternity when you are out of shape. So sad, but so true. I used to say I'm not runner and never will be, but over the last few months I've had the itch to start running. Never thought I'd say this, but I want to be a runner...or at least a good jogger :) I can't wait to finish the couch to 5k program and do one or two 5ks this year.

I only got to do about a mile on the treadmill this morning and then I knew my time was running out if I wanted to shower before my daughter woke up from her nap. I'm going to have to hit the treadmill as soon as she goes down tomorrow so I can have more time. It was nice enough this afternoon that I took my daughters out for half hour walk in their wagon...pulling them around in that gives a little extra umph to the walk!

I'll be rotating between using the treadmill and doing two workout DVDs, I'll share those later.


  1. WOOHOOO! Now that is AWESOME! I have never been on a treadmill in my life, but I'd love to give one a try Biggest Loser style with the intervals. No room here though, absolutely none...

  2. WOW, what a great unexpected gift! I love love love the Couch to 5K program, and am actually using a similar one called 5K 101 this time around. I never thought I was a real runner either, but really, anyone can be! Good luck with the program! It does get easier, pretty soon those two minute intervals will feel like a piece of cake :)


  3. That's a pretty awesome freebie!! Good for you (for getting it and using it!) I did the Couch 2 5K last spring and really liked it! And it worked!! I've been thinking about starting it again and listened to my podcast during my run/walk the other day.

  4. score on the free treadmill! Thats awesome. I always said Im not a runner & never will be but took up jogging a few years ago and really enjoyed it (in a different climate than here so I no longer jog). Sometimes we amaze ourselves!!!

  5. I've recently started a Couch to 5k program too! I've always HATED running, but my friend and I decided to get into it, because I think people that can just run with ease are so cool. I'm still doing 2-4 minute jogs at a time and it is brutal, but I hear it gets better.

    Keep up the awesome work!