Back to Basics

Friday, September 06, 2013

When I started this journey in 2009 I started running with an out of shape dad friend. We were happy to make it a mile. Once I got past 5 miles he dropped off and I went on to do many half marathons and a couple marathons. The last 6 months have put me back to running with him and making it 2.6 miles and being tired. I should have kept up with it but oh well here we are again. He and I are going to run together once a week.

I would love to say that I am doing more than once a week right now but must confess no. I am taking it slow and adding one new thing a week just like I did back when I started this program. I am still keeping my portion size down. I have focused on no more food than can fit in my hand ( I have a big hand) which means No seconds.

I hope to report more next week. Now kids are back in school I can focus on myself again.
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    Keep it up. I wish I could run my knees won't let me at this point. I went 20 years without running but I would dream I could. After I lost about 50 pounds I decided to try again and did the couch to 5k and made it through, but my knees would hurt during the week so I gave it up. I will try again after I get down to or close to my goal.
    1654 days ago
    Starting back at the basics works well. You've done it before and I know you can do it again. I doubt I could run a mile at this point, in fact I know I couldn't! I still have eating down good, but exercise has fallen by the wayside except for some walking. I hope to get going like I did before, also in 2009. emoticon
    1654 days ago
    Sometimes we need to be grateful for the ability to start over again.
    1655 days ago
    Slow changes are sustainable changes. You/we didn't go back to our "bad" ways all of a sudden either. You are going to be amazing!!!
    1655 days ago
    You know what works for you. You've done it. Life happens. You pick up, dust off, and keep going. You'll get there again!!. Just remember, that you have to re-teach your body how to run.
    1655 days ago
    good luck on your journey. a slow start is better than no start. Go at your own pace or you will get overwhelmed and just give up. I know you can do it. Have a happy Friday
    1655 days ago
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