Saturday, June 9, 2012

Words of Wisdom

So, I decided to do the unthinkable!

Try my hand at running...FOR REAL PEOPLE!

My girlfriend inspired me to try and I thought...Hey, no one is up to see me.

This was particularly important because I planned to run on the treadmill and it makes me nervous.  Has me envision all of those America's Funnest Home Video's where people fly off the other end.

Yeah know what?  I did it!

I made myself a routine like this.

Walked for 4 minutes at about 2.5km/hr, then ran for 1 minute at 4km/hr....REPEAT!  Over the course of 30 minutes, I ran for 5.  Doesn't sound like much when you break it down like that.  But when you haven't done that since they forced you to in grade 9 (which was about 20 years ago)  That's BIG TIME baby!

I e-mailed my girlfriend and expressed my excitement...told her I was actually forehead was wet!

She said (and it made me laugh and love her more)

My fat was more than was bawling uncontrollably...but I think I like it....A LOT!

So, for anyone who thinks they can't run....unless you are short a leg...I am proof that you CAN!

Until next time,



  1. You go girl!! I started 6 weeks ago doing 1.5 minutes of running and 3.5 minutes of walking x4 - and yesterday I ran 8 minutes & walked two x3. I haven't ran for that long in over 25 years!! We should totally pat ourselves on the back & KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!

  2. SO EXCITED FOR YOU! Running is the best! It burns so many calories and you feel like you're actually getting a great workout even though it's just running.

    Pretty soon you'll be out racing on the street and thinking that everyone in their car is lazy! (That's what I do!)

    So happy for you!