run forrest run

i know haven’t posted in awhile (okay quite awhile). all i can say is “sorry” or i could possibly say “deal with it!”

anyway i’m posting today and that counts for something.

i have wanted to walk/run a marathon for about 6 years now. at one time pam and i were beginning to train to walk a marathon but pam had surgery on her trachea twice in three years and that killed that. i haven’t done anything since then. about 6 weeks ago i noticed that i had been putting on significant weight. this was pretty easy to see because my clothes weren’t fitting anymore. it was at that point that i decided to do something that i had previously had no interest in doing … workout. in the past i have always played racquetball and worked on houses to keep my weight down. unfortunately, i can’t convince my former racquetball partner to play anymore and those i can’t really get a good game going. so six weeks ago i went into to work out and found out that i actually liked it.

after three weeks of walking on the eliptical machine, pumping iron, and using the tread mill i thought it would be interesting to consider starting down the “walk a marathon” path again. after a little searching i found (via pam) a great plan for going from couch potato to 5k runner. it looked good and i decided to start. i’m on week three right now which means that i run 90 seconds / walk 90 seconds / run 3 minutes / walk 3 minutes etc. the 5k race i’m hoping to run is twilight classic on august 19th. i’ve got plenty of time before that.

if you desire to see how i’m doing on this thing you can view my running log here

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