Life,  Magpie Runs

So Magpie’s Gonna Run a 5k… Again.

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So I know I said in my June goals post that fitness was on the docket, but that I wasn’t going to follow any set plan or anything.

Well, turns out I’m a liar.

I’ve started a Couch to 5k program.


Well, at least it’s a good whoops.

I’m using the C25K – 5K Running Trainer app from the Google Play store. I used it before about two years ago (maybe three?) to decent success, and I liked how the app functions. It’s easy to use, tracks your progress, gives you the option of sharing either with social media or with a C25K community (I don’t do either), it doesn’t tank my battery, and it’s compatible with a bunch of music apps so that I can listen to my Spotify playlists while it gives me the prompts. Basically it’s simple and fits my needs perfectly.


I don’t know why I did such a 180° on the no-plan thing. Something just came over me and I was suddenly motivated and determined to run again. Not that I’m complaining… I did well enough of that Friday when I got back to my apartment after finishing the first run and just had to lay on the floor for a while to catch my breath because of how ridiculously out of shape I am. I think I may have even texted my friend Kathleen to tell her to tell my family I love them if I don’t make it.

I’m apparently a bit of a drama queen.

I’m about a week into the plan now. I decided to repeat the first day’s program Monday so that I could get myself on a M-W-F schedule for each week of the program, and hopefully be done 8 weeks from now. This plan may not last, since last time I did this, I found myself needing to repeat a few days here and there before I felt like I could move onto the next week’s run without passing out. Running is not something that comes naturally to me, and it really does take me a while to get back in shape enough to do it.

But I’m gonna work on it! I’ll check in here with my progress from time to time – hopefully it’ll help keep me accountable!

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Are you a runner? If so, any tips to send my way? Or are you working on any fitness goals of your own?

*This is not a sponsored post, and I am not affiliated with the C25K app in any way other than using it*

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  • Reenie

    The Couch 2 apps were a big part of my training last year. (I did 5k, and 1/2 Marathon) I don’t use them so much anymore, but I’ve kept the principle of interval intensity, switching up how I structure those based on my mood now that I’m not in full training for a race mode. Good luck!

  • KateAlice

    I used to run all the time and I adored it! I stopped as I broke my ankle and it hasn’t been the same since so I’ve just never gotten back into it ? this app looks really good, I think I might need to download and get back into it! Great post, look forward to hearing about your progression??xx

    • Magpiemakingdo

      Thanks! Hopefully I’ll be a few weeks in soon. It’s always slow going when I start in the summer… Hopefully your ankle healed well, and I’d love to hear about your progress if you decide to try too! <3

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