The official "5K in 100 Days" site came out last night, and I've decided not to do that program for a few reasons, but the main two are this:
1) I have to commit to three days per week of training for one hour each of those days, but the problem is - I work out at my clubhouse gym and the max. time on the treadmills is 20. min. There are only four treadmills - well, three this week because one has been broken. I've been able to grab 25 min. or 30 min. on them a couple times, but that's only if I go to the gym in the afternoon, but my usual schedule is in the morning, and there's no way I can hog a treadmill for an hour in the mornings because it's just too crowded at that time. I just don't want to start this program and then have to worry about not being able to do the training because I can't get the time I need on the treadmill. I know, at some point, I'll need to move outside for my workouts to be able to work up to a 5k, but for now I only plan on doing my training at the clubhouse gym, probably through April.
2) A lot of the communication for the program is going to be through Twitter. There will be a weekly Tweetchat for discussions and support. Well, I don't have a Twitter account - nope, I'm not a "tweeter"! I've never seen a tweet, and I have no idea how to tweet. And while I've heard people love it - I have no desire to join Twitter. It's just one more thing for me to get addicted to! And I'm already pretty addicted to FB, and a whole bunch of great personal weight loss blogs, too! So, with not being on Twitter, I feel like I'll kind of be out of the support loop with this program.
BUT this doesn't mean I'm giving up on my 5K!!! A fellow blogger (you can see her awesome blog here: http://asmallloss.blogspot.com/ - she's lost 116 pounds so far, and is a runner!) mentioned the Couch-to-5K program the other day, so I looked it up last night, and I've decided to do that program. Each session takes 20-30 minutes which will be doable for me at my gym, and I know I can push myself to do it!
AND I've signed up for my first 5K! It's called the Sundowner 5K, and it will take place in July, so I have plenty of time to work my way up to running a 5K. Wish me luck!