What I learned from my first C25k workout…


Here are some things I learned Saturday when I started my Couch to 5K running plan:


  • The sports bra is your friend.  I didn’t have my really good sports bra on, just some cheap shelf bra tank top thingie that I grabbed out of the drawer. OH MY!!  I had no idea the girls could get that much vertical range in the bounce.  From now on, I will make sure the girls are properly supported.  And along those same lines…
  • My gluteus maximus lives up to its name.  I didn’t know that my derriere could move independently from the rest of my body.  The jiggle factor had to have been read on the seismic scale.  I think my butt and my boobs were in a contest to see who could bounce the highest.  ( I think the girls won)
  • Water is a precious commodity.  I was halfway through my run (walk) when I realized I had forgotten my water.   I was so thirsty but I didn’t want to stop so I just had to deal with it.
  • Running is good for the digestive system.  Let’s just leave it at that.

  I felt really good when I finished and will probably do day 2 this afternoon.  I will definitely wear my good sports bra and have a giant bottle of water with me this time though.  Have any tips to offer?  I’d love to hear them!!

  One thought on “What I learned from my first C25k workout…

  1. November 19, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    I hear ya on the bra thing. I wear two sports bras when I run. If you are a D or bigger (not sure if it applies to C or smaller, since I’m a D and used to be a DD and can only speak for the Big Girls), then you might try 2 bras for running. It makes a big difference.

    I agree with all your other points, too. Hope you have a great day 2!

  2. November 20, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks Laura. I will try to 2 bra tip. I’m a D too and although one bra is okay I think 2 would help alot better! 🙂

  3. November 20, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    I too, wear two sports bras when working out. Have you tried dowloading the ipod music for each week’s training? It helps so you don’t have to keep looking at your watch.

  4. SassyPear
    November 21, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Grumpy – that is a great idea! I will def do that – thanks! 🙂

  5. November 23, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    I bought an Enell sports bra – the ladies do not move in this thing. I love, love, love it.

  6. November 24, 2007 at 3:46 am

    Thanks zmama – “the ladies” tee-hee! Made me giggle! I will go and get one of these Enell sports bras if it will keep the girls in place!

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