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.
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    sorry i missed your blog. more power to you! i wouldnot have been able to talk myself going out in 28 degree weather, much less running in it. you may think its not worth boosting about but it soo is.

    awesome work you can do this. have a good holiday!
    3756 days ago
  • CSC777
    Good job. It takes time to get there but you will do it. I just did a 5K in Nov. and it was fun. So you go and keep on training. Small steps at a time.

    Take care and good luck
    Cheri csc777
    3760 days ago
    Good for you on signing up for the 5k! What a great way to challenge yourself. You CAN do this! emoticon
    3762 days ago
  • 60SIXTY
    You are off to a great start. I was just getting caught up with the posts on the Health Professionals team. Glad you joined.
    3762 days ago
  • no profile photo PJSANDR
    You really got me motivated to get off my duff and start to get some exercise in - although we don't have snow here in MD yet, it feels cold enough to start any minute.

    You kindly left a note on my blog today- as I just started this program myself yesterday and so far I love the technology components - and the recipes!

    We have our goal weight in common. I'm hoping to achieve mine sometime in June so I can wear those too-tight summer clothes that have been packed away for a few years.

    I admire you for signing up for a marathon - you go for it and you will succeed!

    3762 days ago
    Whew! Somebody's doing some serious SPARKING out there! :-)

    WTG!! Woo hoo!! Sounds like it was a real UP time for you out in the elements!

    I can't wait for there to be enough snow around here for me to try cross country skiing for the first time. That's my winter really tackle cross country skiing.

    Springtime I'm hoping, no: I WILL bike the Kalhaven Trail from Kalamazoo to South Haven Michigan...34 miles...! That's my NEXT goal...woo hoo!

    Keep SPARKIN' out there!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals SparkTeam
    3763 days ago
  • ANGIE3925
    you did great! i'm glad to see that you are taking care of your health and that you are going to take part in a marathon next spring. you can do it! with your attitude,you will do just fine! i know you can do it! you will succeed! have a fabulous day!
    3763 days ago
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