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!"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sometimes it just doesn't work out the way you hope

I was looking forward to my run today.  Morning was nice, and the noontime sun was welcoming and warm.  By the end of the work day, however, I was feeling the stress of the evening.  I got home around 4:30 PM.  It takes me almost 30 minutes to get ready, including the time it takes to wrap my knee, so that would have put me to 5 PM.  Dinner wasn't started yet (Mrs. F was working in the garage and the yard all day and she was feeling sick), and I had a meeting coming up at 7 PM.  Doing the mental math, I knew we'd be pressed for time.  Our run would take nearly an hour (short drive, warm-up walk, run, cool-down walk, short drive), and that would have put us back at home at or after 6 PM.  The odds of getting dinner made and served in time to leave for my meeting by 6:45 PM were slim. 

I made a call, and decided not to run today.  Mrs. F and I will try again tommorrow, if she is feeling well.  If not, I guess I'll have to go on my own.  We'll push back our Wednesday run to Thursday, but then that will be all until the Chaska, Minnesota Turkey Trot on Saturday.


  1. Yeah, it happens. You'll get it in sometime this week. I hope Mrs. F is feeling better soon.

  2. It's better to go with the flow than to stress over squeezing it in and throwing everything else in the schedule off. I'm right on your heels--doing day 2 of week 9 tomorrow!

  3. I hope your wife is feeling better! I hate having the feeling that you are pressed for time when you want to run. I hope you have a great week!

  4. That "feeling pressed for time" is a serious contender. We need to replace our slow cooker--that would help out on some days.


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