I've been exercising this week. Three days of 30 minutes of cardio with some strength training afterwards. This is a pic of me at my first 5K in October of 2009. I've been saying that I was at 207 lbs, but I think it was more like 212 lbs. Now that I am below 200, I'd like to give running a try again.
I started running on a treadmill in Summer of 2009 because I thought it would help get rid of the baby weight from having #3. I remember that while running this race, I was feeling so out of shape despite 5 months of training. I was shocked because I could run a 5K on the treadmill; no problems. I failed to realize that the impact on the body of the concrete and the wind against your body makes for a different running experience than on the treadmill. I was in so much physical pain. While in the middle of the race, I wanted to stop running. I thought I would die.
Obviously, I didn't die. I did a second 5K in January of 2010 when I made the halfhearted commitment to run a race a month for 2010. Yeah, one race in January with the slush and the freezing rain, and I got over that immediately. However, right now, I am feeling that I never gave running my all. I always wanted to go back to the October race to compare my time. Heck, what was that time? But I need time to train. I also want to lose weight during training because I know the less pounds, the faster I'll be.
I know my limitations in running. I want to do 5Ks and 10Ks, but the thought of a half marathon or a full marathon is daunting and just plain old crazy. I am not that competitive. I'll consider my life being full despite not running a marathon. But I didn't complete my 5Ks, and that nags me.
I want to take a 2012 race picture and compare it with this one and see how far I've gotten: time wise and body wise. I think that I will check into the race information for October, and think about it for the next few weeks. If I register, I will let you know.
What goals have you yet to accomplish that you are hoping to conquer?