Archive for August 7th, 2011

I hate to run, but after reading Born to Run I’ve decided I should embrace what my body was so obviously (not) designed to do. I bought a pair of Vibram Five-Fingered Sprint shoes. I wisely decided to train for the Turkey Trax 5k held on Thanksgiving morning. I invited a friend to join me in the training and the run.

Yesterday at coffee, that same friend suggested we run a 10k. In September. No way, I said. I know my limitations.

I came home and downloaded the Couch to 10k app on my iPod.

Heavy sigh.

Ruby Peach (the red dog) and I made our first training run this morning. I love technology. A kind female voice told me when to run (30 seconds) and when to walk (four minutes). She softly interrupted the music I’d copied into a Running playlist – Pink snuggles up to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Katy Perry is flanked by Cat Stevens and Mud Boy and the Neutrons, John Lennon follows Glee.

The app is designed by some dude named Lucius Kwok. With a name like that, how could you not love his app? Check out his Couch to 5k video.


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