Monday, August 25, 2008

upcoming race...

The Run for Sight 5K is one week from today. I'm stoked. We'll be tapering our runs as the week progresses. 30-minutes tomorrow / 20-minutes Thursday / 15-minutes Saturday. It seems as though my scale at home is a liar, and I'm about 8-10 lbs. lighter than I thought. Also meaning, I've lost somewhere between 10-12 lbs. since I started running.

Monday, August 18, 2008

C25K grad...

Tomorrow is graduation day (if I am successful). I will have officially completed the Couch-to-5K program. Supposedly a 9-week program, it took me just under 5 months. I'm proud of myself to have completed this. It may seem silly to a lot of you reading, but getting in shape has been exhilarating to me.

Monday, August 11, 2008

reasons for running...

My first 5K is three weeks from today. I'm getting kind of excited. This upcoming week is finally our last week of the C25K. What was supposed to take 9 weeks ended up taking me just over 4 months. But here I am, about to be running 30-minutes nonstop.

I may have touched briefly on my reasons for running. I'm not sure, but here's the skinny. One day, I woke up and realized just how lethargic I'd become. When lying on the couch, I found it more and more difficult to just sit up, let alone stand up. I had no energy and was slowly putting on more and more weight. So, I started running.

It has made such an impact in just 4 months. My self-esteem is the highest it's been in years. I feel accomplished. My waist is shrinking. And it's great knowing that it's only going to get better from here.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

too funny...

Stolen from Rob. You'll probably have to click to enlarge it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

the hill...

Walking up the hill tonight, and you have closed your eyes
I wish I didn't have to make all those mistakes and be wise
Please try to be patient and know that I'm still learning
I'm sorry that you have to see the strength inside me burning

running for my life...

So I was finally able to run 28 minutes straight yesterday morning, and I feel great. We took a week off from running, and boy did my legs need it. We shoot for 28 minutes again tomorrow morning. I hope it's easier than yesterday's run!

Being active has considerably changed everything about me. I feel more positive. I look better. I have more energy ALL the time. I was seriously starting to feel like an old man at 28-years-old.

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