Here's the skinny: I've been near 300 lbs. for years and need to lose weight. I'm married to a wonderful lady, and we have a family. One of our boys often asks if I'll run with him. I've always had to tell him, "No." In August of '09, my wife learned about a couch-to-5k running program, and I agreed to try it with her. This blog chronicles our progress on that training program. I hope I'll soon be able to surprise my son by telling him, "Yes, I'll go running with you!"

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 17 (late)

Well, the day has come and gone. This morning's session was harder than I hoped (after how well Monday went), but, hey!, I still made it. Biking to and from work wasn't as hard today as it was some days last week. In fact, I felt like I was keeping a better cadence in the saddle. [I should note that a few days during the past couple of weeks had me riding into a head-wind--basicly making me like a sailboat trying to go against the wind--so that might have been why it was harder then.] My legs are still reminding me that I put them through their rounds this morning, but there's no back pain, no shin pain, and my feet feel fine.

It was tough to stay to a reasonable portion tonight--spaghetti and our own homemade meatsauce (with fresh oregano and rosemary from my herb pot), but I did it. Not too much when served, and just a nibble more for the taste. Okay, a couple of nibbles for taste! Far better, however, than eating two full plates as would have been my pattern before. Baby steps.


  1. You are doing great! I started running for the same reason. I want to run with my daughter.

  2. Thanks for dropping in. I wish my reason was only to run with my son--my health has suffered from my weight, and my last medical appointment in August scared the snot out of me. I knew what was happening before my lab work went in, but to see the results on paper was sobering nonetheless. So far, the past 2.5 weeks have been better--better eating, better sugar control, and a better outlook! Thanks for reading and posting a comment. It means a lot to me.


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