I'll head off to check out your blog in a bit. Just a quick post because I want to get in the shower - as I just GOT IN FROM MY RUN! WooHoo! I would have NEVER said that a year and a half ago. Now, gasp, I can't believe I'm saying this - I actually look forward to them!
It is sort of a love-hate relationship with running. It can be such a chore to get up and get moving, but once you've done it, you feel SO GREAT! Another thing - good for you for getting on the treadmill. I can't stand a treadmill. I've only run outside. (Yet I'm not dealing with the temps you are. It's about 32F out there today. I'm in New England. We have cold days, but I won't go out when it's too cold!)
I think you're very wise to stick to 3 times a week. I've learned from the folks here that it's good to take a day off in between - and important for your muscles. I have to go when my schedule allows, so sometimes that means a Sat and a Sun run, but it's been working for me.
You mentioned the pain in your knees and back. #1 recommendation - if you don't already have them, get REAL running shoes. Not walking shoes, not cross trainers, or anything else. Get sneakers made for running. You will notice a big difference!
If you're looking for a goal - find and register for a 5K asap. Then you're committed to it and are less likely to back out. I started out just that way. Did a 5k about 6 years ago. Then life got in the way - I gained all my weight back and MORE and started back at an all time high about a year and a half ago. I ran a 5k last year - which was the goal I set for myself. To keep myself motivated, I've already registered for two this year and will run a third (sign up when the registration opens).
Lastly, if a woman of my size could get out there and do it - you can to! It's 99% mental! By all means, I am not fast; I'm slow. But I go! And that's all that matters!
Look forward to cheering you on! Off to my shower. Will check out your blog and page in a bit! Welcome and wishing you all the best!
(Love your *&^%ing sense of humor by the way...lol)
I'm closer to my goal today than I was yesterday!
| Pounds lost: 66.8