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One Step Wednesday


Thinking about the New Year and the resolution to get healthy, once and for all? Now is just as good as January and the gyms are not near as crowded as they will be then.

  1. Find a pair of good running shoes.
  2. Get a bottle of water and your favorite music.
  3. Go walk briskly for 30 minutes. If you can do that, check out the beginner treadmill workout for tomorrow.
  4. If you’re not up to 30 minutes, then consider that your first running treadmill workout.

This is one of the workouts in the Couch to 5K program and I have completed this whole 8 week training plan twice. Once to begin running (once I decided my dawn desperate-for-sleep runs were going to become routine) and again after I had to return from a long injury.

It’s not very hard. You do not have to have a fancy GPS watch or complicated hydration system.

Warm up with an easy walk. By easy, I mean lollygagging. Mosey. Dawdle. Moving your feet, heart rate slowly rising, but not arm-pumping power walking. That is the first part of the workout Winking smile 

  • Walk 5 minutes BRISKLY
  • Run 2 minutes
  • Walk 5 minutes BRISKLY

Repeat this for 36-48 minutes, or 3 rounds to 4 rounds.

Enjoy the progress!