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Shhh. I don't want my lazy butt to hear this, but . . . I ran for a bit yesterday. :D

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Shhh. I don't want my lazy butt to hear this, but . . . I ran for a bit yesterday. :D

I'm afraid that if my a$$ hears about it, I won't be able to get it up and moving next time.

I downloaded the Easy5K from Jeff Galloway yesterday (by lolo). I used to use his Easy10K last time I got on my running kick to get me from the 5 to the 10K level, and I loved it. And I like this one, too.

I was going to wait until I got closer to 210 or so, but what the heck. I do have to be careful, because I worry about what pounding at 219 will do to my joints (esp. back). But I felt fine. As long as I'm not doing it every day, I think it will be all right.

I did the Day 1 run, just to see. It's quite modest. 3 min. warm up and cool down, bracketing a 10-minute run. I set the run at 30 sec. run and 45 sec. walk. Now, I KNEW I couldn't do a 6.0 on the treadmill that it called for. So I did the first one at 4.0. Well, that felt fine, so I did try the 6. Uh, yeah. No. But the 5.0 felt fine, making me a bit winded, but recovered fine on the walk. So, I'll stick to that.

I can always do it over again later with the better speed. I mean, what else do I have to do? I have to be moving hard for at least 60 minutes every day. It's what my body requires to lose weight and to keep it off. I'm filling up the rest of the tread time by walking fast at a 3.0 incline.

So, I'm kinda excited. Still kinda dreading it, too. That's the lazy butt talking there. But I'm going to lose that part of me, literally and figuratively.

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  • LAURA7051
    Excited is good, just ignore the lazy butt!
    1484 days ago
    That's great! Glad to hear it...I am very familiar with being careful and listening to my body, but a little bit of a challenge might be motivational. It makes me happy to hear it!
    1487 days ago
    Yay! Nice job. :)
    1487 days ago
    I know what you mean. It's hard to start over again, but so worth it. I was always looking for ways to trick myself into running. Now I'm back to the point where I enjoy it so much, I try to run when I really shouldn't (like today with my sore, tight back.) Keep up the good work. I'm so happy you are back on spark.
    1488 days ago
    Ooh, I think I need to try doing this program on the treadmill and see if it can improve my overall time. 6 mph is a very difficult speed for me!
    1488 days ago
    I love this! This is exactly how I felt when I ran a bit. Like don't tell anyone cuz I don't want to commit to it, but WOW! Ha, ha, ha!
    Shows how much of exercise and especially running is mental!
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  • SHIRE33
    Cardamomma -- No, not yet. It still kind of depresses me. :D But maybe in a couple of months. When I'm a little closer to where I was. I guess if nothing else I'm motivated by a pervasive sense of embarrassment of letting myself gain so much weight back. I refuse to feel this for the rest of my life.
    1488 days ago
    Woot! That's a really good start. Listen to every twinge from your joints. I made the mistake of ignoring what I thought was minor discomfort and it built to injuries that are limiting my ability to run now, which, you can imagine, really sucks.
    btw, When I read your earlier blogs about running back when you were in the zone, it was really inspiring and made me want to run. Do you ever go back and read those?
    1488 days ago
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