I want to be a "runner"

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Seems like everyone losing weight does it by jogging or running. I don't mean a little jog , just ask a "runner" just how much they run and it always ends up being something that seems so ridiculous like, " oh, I only run 10 miles every morning at 5 am". Seriously, I envy this people because I don't want to wake up at 5 am, and I definitely can't run 10 miles. I would be happy to just run a mile, but I give in to the very first thought of my legs hurting or just not wanting to do it. So it comes down to a few things, how do I get my motivation and willpower up so I can run with out quitting, and how can I possibly enjoy this healthy excessive also know as a form of torture. (Lol)

I have read article after article about running, runners, and anything run! But it seems to do me no good when I go out to hit the pavement. When I run or should I say when I walk with brief moments of running I get out of breath, legs hurt, chest hurts and I think my goodness how will I ever become a daily jogger.

Well starting tomorrow I am going to be doing the couch to 5k program and hopefully with in 9 long excruciating (lol) weeks I will have mastered the technique to jogging 3.1 miles or a 5k. I know it's not going to be easy but I am past the point of making more and more excuses. I want to loose weight so bad but more than that I want to be healthy and help my kids to be healthy. So it seems this interval training plan for gradually increasing the times of running will hopefully do the trick.

I just hope this works because I'm almost to the point of just not eating ever! Kidding but I do feel that way, forgetting it to 2 years to put this extra 50 lbs on and it definitely will not come off over night, I wish! Hopefully keeping a weekly blog about I am doing on this program will help me stick with it and give it my all. So until next time wish me luck.

The link for the couch2 5k running schedule, can't say I couldn't find it.
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