Today I begin my health quest
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I've never done a blog before so I'm just winging this for a little while. I started or should I say restarted due to how horrid I did over thanksgiving. I could only do 15 min on my treadmill yesterday. I was talking with my friend about how out of shape I am and she gave me a swift kick in the butt that I needed. She reminded me I used to be a marine for goodness sakes and I ran in the marine corp marathon in 1983-1987. I never achieved any top ten placement but I finished the dang thing. I don't want to run a marathon but my daughter convinced me to do a 5 k and I signed up for one last night in my area for march 28 2009. That gives me roughly 16 weeks.
So today I got up and went for a brisk walk/run in 28 degree weather with the snow falling so hard I could barely see at times. I really felt invigorated! I went 3 miles in under an hour with hills. It is not the greatest feat considering it was mostly walking with a little jogging in between but I went out and pushed myself to do it. It is going to take some time before I can be running full capacity but before march 1 I am going to be doing it. I really don't care if I come in last as long as I finish.