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 (week 3, Day 3) - Mrs. F

Today was the first day I thought of quitting before even starting. I was tired! Some added extra stress in life, combined with not enough sleep and it was a disaster. I even thought briefly of asking Mr. Fatmanrunning if we should just stay in bed. I didn't though for the fear of him actually saying yes. I knew we needed to go even if it felt hard.

And it was hard. I deliberatly took it a slower pace this morning, knowing that I hadnt won the mental battle for the day. So for the first two sets, I ran a slower pace with Mr. F and it was okay. I had some knee pain, not so much in the joint itself but right below and front of the knee. So that didnt help matters. I was pleasantly surprised though that my chest didnt burn and ache today. Not in the middle of the sets after the first 3 minute run, nor at the end after the 2nd 3 minute run. Whether it was because of taking it more easy or that my endurance is increasing, I'll take it!!!!

Im glad to find though, that even when the mental battle is hard, I can still persevere and do the workout. Im a bit sore and achy and definitely tired. I find though when I concentrate on one of the goals -- surprising our son by running a 5k race -- my enthusiam comes back and its easier to "want" to do this. Ive been a bit disapointed( even though I really did know better) that the added movment and workouts arent resulting more weight loss. If I really thought about it, I probably knew that the weight loss would be tied to eating less. I guess I just had hoped that perhaps I could lose some weight simply by being much more active. After all, I am RUNNING! Running is hard!

Keep on Running

Mrs. F

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Mrs. F, for spotting a nefarious typo--that omitted letter from "t-shiRt".


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