Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Journey to a 5K, June 9, 2010

Week 1
Day 1

Yesterday my friend Lori called me, wanting to encourage and motivate me. She challenged me to start running and train for a 5K. I accepted her challenge.

Now, I am well over 200 pounds. And I do mean "well over." I've never run. Let me take that back. I have only ever run when I absolutely had to. And those occasions are have been rare. I'm simply not a runner.

So, this morning Lori arrived at 6:30, ready to begin my training. The goal was a mile and a half. My neighborhood is hilly, which is great because the 5K I chose is pretty hilly. I walked more than I ran, and it took me about 40 minutes. My calves are killing me. I am seriously hurting. But, I know this is a good thing. I've never worked my muscles like this before. I've never had to learn to breathe like this before. So, all "well-over" 200 pounds of me walked/jogged this morning, and we'll do it again Friday.

Patrick went to the grocery store to get bananas for me, and I have to really up my water intake if this is going to work. Wish me luck.


  1. You did great!! We met our goal today and you did not pass out ::)), I had fun, hope you did, and I promise it does get easier.I know we covered alot of ground today and I threw alot at you , but take it in pieces and I promise we will get there. :)) See ya friday... LORI>

  2. You can definitely do it! :)
    The key is staying injury free so make sure you have a good plan... try run/walks, drink lots (as you mention, etc.
    Good luck!