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!"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday Madness

I got up really early around 515 am yesterday to get out to do some exercise. I was going to walk while Mr. F ran. Since he didnt make it out yesterday, I elected to try out my new bike helmet instead.

Ive had some occasional aching of my knees over the last two weeks, so I was unsure how this was all going to go. They started out a little sore but eased into riding just fine. I decided to not push for a long ride although I would have loved the calorie burn of one.

I ended up going 5.7 miles, not too shabby for the start of my retun to regular exercise.

It ended up being a far longer day than intended. The morning was filled with some doctors appts for the kids which involved a long drive to the cities. Then the afternoon was filled with drama of a broken arm. Our 3 yr old fell while climbing over a bench and landed on a skateboard. This was my first of the "I know its broken for sure" moments since it was so badly deformed. And the first time I saw Mr. F unnerved by an injury. Hes always been the rock in our emergency situations and he didnt fail here either. But I could tell that this one was tougher on him. It really was pretty hard to look at. Mr. F and our eldest son set about to splinting the arm and off the ER we went. We returned 5 hrs later -- after hours in the ER, consult with a surgeon, a closed reduction surgery and a casted arm.

Needless to say, I did not get up to exercise this morning. I havent felt this exhausted in a long time! My follow up appt for myself is this coming wednesay and Im hoping for an okay to return to running.

Keep on running folks
Mrs. F

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