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Couch potato be gone!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Holy crap. I got it in my peabrain head that to lose weight I should start running again. There is a little back story here that I have to fill you in on...

In 2001-2002 I decided to run a marathon. I started training and got up to 13 miles every Saturday. Yes. Me. Running a half marathon every Saturday.

And then my knee started to hurt. So, I went to see the doc who gave me two choices:

1. Run a marathon and have a knee replaced.
2. Not run a marathon and keep the knee I have.


Disappointed? Yes. Frustrated? Yes. I had worked really hard to get to where I was. So, in my depressed state of idiocy I simply stopped running. Quit cold turkey.

Now its 2011 and I'm weighing in this week at 256.8 pounds on a 5'2'' frame and you can imagine that running 13 miles is a distant thought in my past.

I'm now on Week 2 of the Couch to 5K program. Its designed to start you out slowly and work you up into a 5K runner. I've started this program about 10 times before. The furthest I got was week 5 when I found out I was pregnant and guess what I did... old M.O. I stopped running.

This time, however I WILL finish it. I will probably have to repeat a week here or there, but I WILL finish it. So...anywho..Its Day 2 of Week 2 and its raining outside. And I have a 2 year old with a stuffy nose who had a fever less than 24 hours ago. And I'm at that crossroads where I can choose to not do the run because I have a good excuse with my sick 2 year old.

EEEK! The old me would relish the idea of having such a good excuse to get out of something which (to be honest) I don't particularly enjoy right now. I'm tired, winded (more like heaving breathing) and my legs hurt.

BUT...I've already made arrangements to do the run AFTER my husband gets back from work so she can stay inside and get well and I can head outside and get fit...

Thats the new me. Say it with me...this chick is going to be a couch potato no more...
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  • MONTY68
    Hi Anna
    Great blog and I will say to you that I am raising my glass to your success with the 5K.
    As you know, I believe in you and waiting to see it happen. I know it will.

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    2330 days ago
    Get out and RUNNNNN, Woman!

    After dealing with a sick 2-year-old, think about how awesome it will be to breathe fresh air and have some time to yourself.

    Think about how great it will be to run and have the rain cool you off.

    Think about how good you'll feel when it's done, and you busted it out like a champion.

    You're not a couch potato. You're a RUNNER. And runners run. Couch potatoes just... what? Tater isn't even a verb. That says a lot. emoticon

    GO, ANNA, GO!!!!

    2330 days ago
    emoticon Go for it and you will see the results and have the satisfaction of accomplishment! emoticon
    2330 days ago
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