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!"

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Busy weekend

Between Halloween, getting to the store for our bi-weekly shopping and getting my grad school assignments done, I feel like the walking dead.  I just finished this week's assignments, only about 10 minutes early than I did last week.  We have one little one sick and on Tamiflu, and others around the house are starting to cough, including me.  If it really is H1N1, I'm in one of the primary high-risk groups (obese with other chronic health conditions).  The only thing I have going for me is the fact that I've been running.  I'm healthier now than I was nine weeks ago, including my pulmonary health.  If I do catch the nasty bug, at least I'll be ready for a fight!

I must run off to bed now.  I'm exhausted.


  1. First of all, I am so proud of you both. I've been trading but haven't taken the time to comment. Seriously been cheering for you both!
    Second, start pushing the emergen-c and zicam tablets. Those things plus sleep will help you fight it. Take care and again whooo hooo!!!
    Ali & Dan

  2. I love Emergen-C. The problem is that I could eat them like candy!


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