My boyfriend and I have decided to try running together. Last spring/summer, I started the Couch to 5k program all by myself and completed my first 5k. Then, I started working out like a maniac and got achilles tendonitis.
I did not run all Fall or Winter. The weather was gorgeous many days and perfect for running but I remained indoors in fear of my foot falling off (that's how achilles tendonitis feels).
Well, recently, a very good friend of mine completed her first 5k and inspired me to give it another shot. I spoke to the man and he thought it may be a cool idea for him to give it a try as well! I just downloaded the Couch to 5k app on my phone and we are ready to go. I think this may be a fun way to spend time together and work on our personal goals. We both work from home a lot and get bogged down by the minutia. A running lunch break might just be EXACTLY what we need.
I can't wait to update you on our success and on what happens with my foot. I don't really want to take meds every time I run so if its super painful again and the inserts don't work, I will just have to hang up my running shoes.
No fear, I will give it 100% until I can't anymore.