Tuesday, November 12, 2013
When I picture myself healthy, I don't picture myself at a certain weight. I picture myself running. Odd, I know. I do have a weight in mind that I would like to get to but it's the running that I strive for. For the last few years I've wanted to do the 8k turkey trot on Thanksgiving but you have to run it. I can easily walk a 10k-- I've done it several times. I've done several official 5k. Most weeks I walk 5k as part of my weekly walking. But there is something about doing the 8k on Thanksgiving.
So I've decided to wait no longer. I will be starting the C25k program this weekend. It will take me longer than the 8 weeks to finish it. But that's due to the weather shifting towards winter and the track not always being plowed. So I will work the program around the weather. If that means I get out there and do 1 day a week of the program then that's what I will do. I am going to shoot for running a 5k between May-July... there are usually several to choose from in my area. Then during the summer I will have more running time available so I will work towards the 8k.
This is my long term goal. Obviously, I will continue to walk every day like I do now but I don't want to run during my lunch so the program will probably only get done on the weekends unless I have a day off during the week.
Slow and steady.......