In late 2011, I decided to push myself with walking. My dear hubby used to make me go out for walks with him before that. I would go but the complaints from me would start, like its too hot, its too cold, my legs are sore, I'm tired and I'm too heavy!
A funny thing happened when I started losing weight, I started getting more energy and the shorter walks turned into longer ones and then amazingly I started doing short spurts of running. In 2012, I completed a 5K run and 10K run. When I was training for these my eating was much better and I felt much better. I still wonder am I too old to push myself with this, but I have to keep moving and I actually enjoy doing this.
Even though I didn't think I still had it in me, I have signed up for:
Around the Bay 5K run on March 24, 2013
Valeant Pharmaceuticals 10K run on May 4, 2013
I am nowhere near the level I was last year. I don't expect to have any great times, but I just want the challenge again (even though I didn't think I would ever do a 10K again). Heck, I just want to finish and I love getting the medals about as much as I love getting those darn stickers at Weight Watchers!
If only the weather will cooperate, I can get off this darn treadmill and get back outside. I can't complain too much, this morning I managed to do 3 one minute runs at 6 mph on the treadmill. I would never have tried this outside.
|Brrr...at least the icewine producers can pick their grapes now|