I have a sneaking suspicion I may be going overboard in celebrating the healing of my dodgy knee. I have now exercised 2 days in a row *gasp* and am planning to do even more. Admittedly having a hit around on a badminton court may not seem particularly strenuous but after 2 months of non-activity I think I got my day-after soreness that very night.
Still a sucker for punishment, I decided to start up the Couch to 5K program the very next day.
The Couch to 5K (C25K) program is designed to get couch potatoes (hence the use of the word couch - I suspect Potato to 5K wouldn't quite have the same ring to it) up and running a continous 5kms in 9 weeks. It's basically interval training 3 times a week for each of the 9 weeks, with a weekly change in the program to train up your body.
A part of me wonders why I am having a go at it - I tried this a few years ago and gave up after Week 3 when I came down with a nasty flu. I don't enjoy running and I find myself continuously counting down how long I have to go until I can stop the stupid treadmill - but I figure that if there is a even the tiniest bit of me that thinks I should do it, I might as well go with it while there is some sort of driver.
Friends who run say that once I get into it the hate will turn into love. I say they probably don't know me well enough ;) Plus I get itchy legs (is that too much information? Thanks to meJoolie for the link hehe) so that makes it all less appealing.
But hey, if this doesn't work out, there's always Zumba! Trying out my first session tomorrow :)