I have realized that Couch-to-5K is not going to work out for me. I love the idea of it. Here's a plan to turn someone from a total couch potato to a regular exerciser. Ready. . . .Go!
I downloaded a handy dandy podcast from the internet that would tell me when to walk and when to run. I already knew that with my bad joints running wasn't a good idea and that I should just walk really fast instead of running during the running times.
I put on my walking shoes and headed out the door. It was really cold (for a southerner), but I kept going. I enjoyed my walk and did a good job during the walk-really-fast times. I came home tired but refreshed. Then I sat down. And when I tried to stand up again, it was painful. And the pain in my joints continued for the rest of the day. Ouch.
Standing at the stove to cook dinner was not a pleasant experience.
I still hurt this morning.
I'm still determined to do something that will improve my overall fitness and health, because therein lies happiness. I'll have to ponder it. Any suggestions?