Towards the end of last year the iOS/Apple Watch app, Watch to 5K, was offered at a discount and it got me thinking. I wanted some easy accountability to get me exercising.
This app essentially puts a Couch to 5K program onto an Apple Watch, with a companion iPhone app holding all the data from each run. What I found compelling about the app was that all I needed was my Apple Watch when I was out running. My iPhone could stay behind.
So starting yesterday - actually I started last week and then pulled a muscle in my side, and so reset the program - I took my first run. I will be running every other day for nine weeks. Every “run” is made up of walking and running, progressively running more and walking less, until you find yourself running 5K.
While out yesterday I could feel the strain in my legs. I use to run in high school, but have not done so since. So I am trusting myself to this program, to help get me back into shape. My accountability will be to check back in here on my blog occasionally with my progress.