It's been some time since I last blogged about fitness, so I'm a little rusty. I was kind of lazy during the holiday season and my waistline and fitness level show it. But here it is a new year and I've summoned the will to get back into shape. Plus, I have a new motivator: The Capital 10K held March 27 in lovely downtown Austin Texas .
I began training in earnest Sunday January 30th. I kicked off my new quest by running 3 miles through Hyde Park. It was 77 degrees out and my lungs felt like they were going to explode. My legs felt great for about a mile, then they began feeling like lead. I must confess, I had to walk part of it. At the end of the run all I could think was "I'm so out of shape". I managed one other street run Wednesday and a treadmill session Saturday morning. Both were painful and sluggish.
I'm now into my second week of training. I started this week off with a Sunday trail run at Lady Bird Lake with Isabelle. We ran/walked a total of 4 miles. I felt pretty good and could have opened it up a little more if I were running alone, but the bonding time with Isabelle more than made up for it. She did pretty good, with only a minimal amount of whining. Rhonda went as well, but she's in such good shape that she took off and left us in the dust. We're going to try to make Sunday runs at Lady Bird Lake a new family date.
Tuesday evening I ran 3 miles on the treadmill and actually felt pretty good. I'll do a treadmill session tonight and try to open it up a bit and then I'll do one more slow 3 mile run Saturday morning. I'm still breaking myself in the rest of this week.
The race is exactly 6 weeks from this Sunday so it's time to get serious. I'm going to start a training program designed by Rhonda. As most of you know, she is a fitness fanatic and an aspiring personal trainer, so I'm going to put myself at her mercy. Wish me luck!
My goals for this quest are simple: finish the Capital 10K in good form and be healthy. As always, thank you for following my quest!
People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem. ~Chris Adams
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