Quick: What’s the first thing you should do to start training for the Rugged Maniac?
- A) Get a new pair of running shoes.
- B) Stretch.
- C) Hit the pavement.
- D) Make a new playlist.
Once the correct answer, D, was completed, I was ready to start. I chose some songs I hadn’t heard in a while that always get me going.
The Off the Beaten Path (and Couch) Playlist
I am happy to report that I completed my first week of running (well, jogging and walking), and it went great. I am using the “Couch to 5K” schedule. I’ve used it in the past, and it is a great way to get ready for running. It starts slowly by alternating between walking and short sections of running. I started on Week 3 this time since my 10,000 steps a day have been keeping me from being as much of a couch potato as I’ve been in the past.
What’s on your ultimate exercise playlist?