Things I’ve learned after a successful first week of Couch to 5K:
- My street only looks flat.
- The nice English lady who lives in the C25K app sounds awfully earnest when she tells me to run. I always feel like looking back over my shoulder to see if she’s noticed someone following me.
- Strangers really want to talk to me while I’m running.
- Or maybe they’re checking to see if I can still breathe.
- So far, I can.
- The crossing guards in my neighborhood are pretty cool. They cheer for me as I go by.
- The people in my neighborhood apparently lose sunglasses with alarming frequency.
- The little hooligans who watch deck hockey games in Marmaduke Park need to do a better job of keeping their balls to themselves.
- If I ever have to vomit in someone’s front yard, I’ve already picked out a couple where it probably won’t matter.
- I still love the iPod’s October Mix, but it’s not the best running music ever.
- The Ballgame Tailgate mix might be, though.
- When you announce you’re going to give something like this a try, you instantly get a ton of support from friends. If you have friends like mine, anyway.
- No matter how hard I try, I haven’t yet come up with a reason to stop.