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

Day 63 - Mrs. F

We have had one of our little ones sick here, so that means a lot less sleep happening! Im pretty beat and was really thankful that it wasnt a running day!!

My diet seems to be far more challenging when Im tired. Yesterday I just wanted to eat an entire bag of halloween candy. I did resist but did indulge in a little halloween candy action but not the whole darn bag!!! I found myself looking up the caloric amount that it would take to maintain my weight. Thankfully I didnt go up to it but I had it in the back of my mind just in case.

Weekends in general just seem harder. Theres far more sitting and relaxing and hanging out with the kids, than there is exercise. I cant wait for the day when we can all go on a family run/bike ride/walk.

Our son finished up his cross country this season by gaining a personal best. He beat his previous time by a full five seconds! He ran an 18:50 at sections.(See why im confident we will never catch up to him in the race!!!) Im incredibly proud of him. And with that, comes my promise of running two minutes with him. I laugh now, I still remember, when 2 minutes felt like an eternity to run. Now its barely a start.

We are still debating about taking an extra day off to rest Mr. F's shin splints. I may run still but Im not sure.

Keep on running
Mrs. F


  1. Halloween is a bugger at our house. I so want to throw away the left over candy but the family refuses.

  2. Candies are delicious at any time!
    Unfortunately! :(

  3. Lindor truffles are my downfall, that and lefse lol!


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