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, March 7, 2011


This week seems to be the week of new equipment. Ive had my running shoes for a little under a year. They have 350 miles of running on them plus some biking and the normal wear and tear. I decided it was time to replace them.

I did some research, did the water foot test, from asics, and found out i am neutral -to over pronator. REally pretty solidly stuck in the middle. So armed with the knowledge of some names that suited that style, I headed to Kohls.

I tried on several pairs,ran up and down the aisles, tried on pairs again and again. I finally settled on Gel phoenix 3's in navy blue, silver and white. I havent really gotten to wear them much yet. Walking in them seems very comfortable. The jury is still out on the running. I took one run in them(the one I spent chasing my speed running cross country son) and they felt sorta heavy. Im unsure if IM just not used to the style or if this isnt a good model for me. A little more concerning was some knee pain afterwords. Still unsure about that as it could be related to several factors including my lupus, osteoarthritis or the shoes. I was having some minor pain with it before the new shoes. So im just waiting that out. It seems to go away after a day or two.

I also got a new bike this week! I am beyond excited about this purchase. I ended up with a trek 7100 and I love it! Its a teal colored bike and I bought shiny silver fenders. The weather hasnt been favorable to riding it yet but I cannot wait. The little I rode up and down the sidewalk in front of the bike store has me longing for spring! The bike is yet unnamed, so I have been pondering names for it!

A friend and I have also started a weight loss blog together. We are both trying to lose weight, exercise and maintain healthy habits. Its certainely harder than it looks. Check it out -- its I plan to continue writing here and there as well.

Not so good of a weekend on the eating front but some success on limiting my coffee consumption. Onword and upward!

Keep on running folks
Mrs. F

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