Friday, June 29, 2012

Not Ready.

So, my last post was about this book called The New Runner. Well, after having gone through and looking at what Weeks 1 and 2 look like, I can tell you this is not for someone who has never hit the pavement running. Which is me. I do not run. This fatty likes to walk, briskly.

Week 1 has you starting out running for 10 minutes straight, and then 15. No no no no no. I can't do it. I tried. I actually tried today, and got about 3 minutes in before I was wheezing so bad I thought I was going to die in my Mother-In-Law's office (where her treadmill is).

So, I've decided to add to this author's regimen, and add weeks 0.25 and 0.50.

Week 0.25 will consist of 2 minute and then 4 minute runs during the 6-day week.

Week 0.50 will consist of 5 minute and 8 minute runs during the 6-day week.

If after those 2 weeks I'm still not ready for this guy's book, well then I may consider another alternative. But I heard running is so good for your ENTIRE body. What else is out there that does such a complete workout? (That doesn't require any money?)

I'm giving myself a pat on the back for not automatically quitting this thing. Because I really DO want to get fit, and I really DO want to run..... I just can't. Not yet. So, my amending what I want to do into something I CAN do, I think that I can ease my mind and body into going with each other.

I will start on Sunday, so that my weeks won't get confused with the calendar. I'm half blonde, and easily get confused about my days. :-)

That's all for now, except for this:

I LOVE this acoustic version! <3 <3 <3


  1. I just found your blog and am now a new follower!

    I have my own weight loss blog over at:

    Tonight...I started the couch to 5k program. Perhaps you should look into that? Week 1 is 5 minute warm up, 60 second jog, 90 minute walk!

    I didn't even DIE trying it!

    As for a great support system, I recommend looking for your local TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) group and checking them out. It's a weight loss support group with weekly weigh in's, but the cost is so much less than weight watchers. I am the leader of our local chapter here in Keene, Ontario Canada. It has been great for me to be around like minded people who understand my struggles.

    Hope to "see" you on my blog!

  2. Hey Amy! Thanks for the follow! Right back at cha! :)

    As for the group, unfortunately I don't make a lot of money, so paid-groups are out of the question. The blog is really just a place to air my frustrations without taking them out on my husband. I will look into it, because who knows? I might hit the lotto one day!

    I'm also planning on looking up that couch to 5k program, as there is a 5k in November that I'm joining on behalf of a foundation that my company partners with (The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society).

    Thanks again! :)

  3. Yeah! Hubby's can be a great sounding board, but I get the impression they "pretend" to listen a lot :-)

    Yes! Check out a local TOPS group, you can attend 1 meeting for free. The yearly registration fee is like $30 US and our group pays $12 a month, but that amount varies per group!

    Good luck with the couch to 5k...I did it last night and didn't DIE trying!

    Feel free to use me as a sounding board anytime! I'm good for a rant hearing anytime!