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!"

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 55 - Mrs. F

Im feeling pretty good today! I ate under my calories yesterday and even had a snack lol! Today though we made biscuits and gravy and boy does that have high calories -- :)

Muscles overall feel good. Im sorta itching to get out and do something today. I almost want to run but I probably need to rest from that. So I likely will take a bike ride today and play some board games with the kids.

Im getting more and more excited for our race. Not only the surprise aspect of it(and I love surprises and surprising people) but to see how well I can do. I know I'm not likely to place but I want to see what my body can do. My main goal is to run the entire race and the secondary goal is to do it in under 45 minutes. Time is not a main factor for me, finishing is, but it gives me additional factors to focus on.

Mr. F and I are dicussing one hour runner. If we do that program, we will start at week 1. They say if you do C25K, you can start at week 4 but I think having those 3 weeks of 30 minute runs under your belt is important too.

Keep on running
Mrs. F

1 comment:

  1. I was also considering one hour runner, but I think I am going to continue where C25k leaves off and simply add .25 mile for three runs a week. I think that will be a much easier transition than running 30 minutes during the week and then a long run on the weekend that is a lot longer than the weekday runs. My initial goal will be to get to the point where I can eventually run 5 miles.


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