Today my husband ran in a 10-mile race. Last year this time he was barely running 3 miles, if that. I’m so proud of his hard work and diligence, so today’s post is dedicated to him. Way to go, honey!
It all started with a little app for his iPod touch called “Couch to 5K,” which (you guessed it) took him from sitting on the couch to being able to run a 5K. Nine weeks of 5K-training wasn’t enough, however, so he continued with the “Bridge to 10K.” This 6-week program increased his distanced to a 10K. But that wasn’t enough, either. He decided to go for a 10-mile race (today’s), which pushed him through a training regimen requiring weekly runs of up to 8 or 9 miles. Now we have a half-marathon coming up in October. It’s just never enough…
I figure at this rate, he should be able to able to run his marathon early in the spring, then push for a 50-miler midsummer, and finish up with a 100-mile race (the Leadville, perhaps?) by late fall. Maybe the year following a quick run across the country? The world? The UNIVERSE?
I ran today…to the store, that is.
Actually, I do hope to join my husband in his crazy running shenanigans, so I’ve started the Couch to 5K plan. I’ll be creating a page soon to track my progress and give me some form of accountability. So far I’ve completed ONE day. Whoo-hoo!