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!"

Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 61 - Week 9, Day 5 - Graduation Run - Mrs. F

Perhaps I was cocky, perhaps it was really cold and windy, perhaps it was having a less active day -- who knows but it was hard!!!!

For almost the entire run, I felt like I was running slower than molasses. My legs felt like dead weight and I just couldnt move myself faster. On a side note, my breathing was fine, I could hold a conversation at the end just as easily as the beginning. Maybe I needed a slow workout today but man do I feel it.

For the first 8 minutes, Mr. F and I ran close together. Then I got ahead but not by far. I did make it to the same turnaround point that I did on Wednesday. I tried my concrete block idea from wednesday -- didnt help. So I sludged on.

It was cold and very windy. On the way back we were running directly into some major wind gusts!!! That has to count for extra calorie burn for sure!

I tell you though, I really wanted a blizzard to celebrate the end run! I did not succomb though. We came home and ate homemade turkey vegetable rice soup instead. Mr. F makes the most awesome soups.

This overall was a very hard run for me. I had some medical appts that left me sitting a good portion of the day in the office and the van. As well as a less active afternoon, so my legs really felt todays run.

At the end, Mr. F decided to run the distance back to our car as well. Well even though he was ahead of me, I decided to as well. Eventually I caught up to him and we ended together at the car. So all in all I did about 3 miles in 38 minutes. Not too shabby folks!

Keep on running
Mrs. F


  1. Congrats!!!!!!!!!! I know what an acomplishment this is.

  2. Thank you! Halfway through the run, I was wondering If I was going to finish. It was a tough mental battle yesterday!!


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