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!"

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Day 32 - Mrs. F

Its very rainy and cold out today which makes me very glad to have this be a rest day! Unfortunely the weather is predicting rain tommorrow too! Im so hoping it will be a break in the weather pattern around the time we have to run.

My body feels great, no pain or pulled muscles. I am very excited bout that. It certainely makes it more challenging when somthing hurts. My leg/knee area feels fantastic. I only took ibuprofen at lunch yesterday and didnt even have to do any icing. Its perfectly fine today. Time will tell what tommorrows 20 minute challenge will bring.

I decided my primary goal is to run 10 minutes straight and if at that point, Im at the end of me, then allow 2 minutes of walking, then runnign again. Im hoping that as I have proved to myself in the past, my body is more capable of doing this than I think and Im able to run the whole 20 minutes. It just seems like such a big jump from running 8 minutes straight to 20 minutes straight. I realize on wednesday we did do 16 minutes of running, so Im telling myself that I should be able to do at least 18 minutes of running if I have to walk the two! Im not giving up, I just want to allow myself the grace if I need it!!!

Mr. F on the other hand is more dramatic, he said and i quote, " Im going to run the 20 minutes or die trying!" LOL, and if hes running, Im sure not stopping! Thats the benefit of running together, when one wants to quit, the other is usually there encouraging.

Keep on running
Mrs. F

1 comment:

  1. I realize you've probably done the 20 minute walk, as I'm a few days late catching up on my blog reading...but something I do if I need to is allow myself 10-25 walking steps during a run segment if I need it...BUT I force myself to count the steps. I usually do 10 steps of fast walking, then start a s-l-o-w jog again. I just know if I don't count the steps I'll happily keep walking. Good luck!


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