So here I am documenting my quest to run my first 5k. I have a running partner, Sarah, who doesn't get to train with me, but we are both using C25K to track our progress. I started last night. It was cold running outdoors. I think the temp was about 29 F. I had on plenty of clothes but I had to weat real running shoes vs my Vibram Five Fingers (www.vibramfivefingers.com). Today my legs are killing me! I had a hard time and missed out on the last couple of "run" segments. I am blaming the shoes. I have not had that hard of a time on W1D1 in the past. So now I am thinking I need to use a treadmill until it warms up enough for the Five Fingers.
Sarah and I have chosen our first race: Race for the Cure, Indianapolis, April 17. This give us both plenty of time to complete C25K.
I am also wanting to use the Chi Running techniques. My cousin, Terri, turned me on to it. The website is: www.chirunning.com
I would like to take a quick moment to thank my friend Cali for encouraging my newest quest. She has been a huge influence in this decision. Thanks Cali!
I am also going to track my weight loss and progress on this blog. I have taken before pics but I won't be posting them until I have after pictures to make myself feel better! Let's just say I cried when I saw them! In addtion to running I plan to start a weight program as well. Jerry and I are considering joining Anytime Fitness (www.anytimefitness.com).
I am going to brutally honest with my self on this blog. I have hit a weight of 159 lbs. I am hoping to get down in the 130s as quickly and as healthy as possible.