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Running While Not So Chunky

Sunday, April 21, 2013

After a year plus hiatus from running, I have decided to begin the Couch to 5k program again. Unlike my other attempts at running which were motivated, alternately, by peer pressure and a sincere belief that it was the easiest way to lose weight, this attempt is largely inspired by an actual desire to run. Fancy that? On my recent lunch time walks, I've felt almost constrained by my walking speed lately and have felt a real desire to just burst forth and start sprinting.

So, I've enlisted a friend to train for a 5K with me. Today was W1D2. And I have to say, what a difference 50+ pounds makes! I feel so much lighter! While I wouldn't call it "easy" by any means, I know I'm already struggling a lot less than I did the first time I tried C25K in 2009. That was 57 pounds ago, so it figures!!
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