Monday, March 16, 2009


Every time I see people loosing weight they jog/run. And guess what they come to love it! So I am going to give it a shot. I have always hated it but think I will eventually come to love it like so many other people.

My friend Shanowa and I are doing this program "Couch Potato to 5k" to help us in our adventure to start running.

Last week when we started I got bad shin splints! I mean killer. So I was not able to walk that fast or jog that fast so we were only doing 1 1/2 miles in 30 minutes. All last week I iced my shins after every workout, stretched every night, stretched before and after my workouts everything! So this week when we got started again I was very nervous about it. But guess what my shins were better! Taking a nice easy weekend helped! It was awesome! So we were able to go from 1 1/2 mile in 30 minutes to 2 miles in 30 minutes. Not the 3 miles in 30 minutes yet, but we will get there. As we add more jogging to our workout we will get faster. I was just so excited and proud of myself. It is hard but after you exercise you get this high, a natural excited and satisfy high. It is nice.

So since the weather is getting nicer all over I would challenge anyone who can to start doing any time of exercise. Make a goal. My goal is to run a 5k, and I am taking the steps to do that. But make a goal and go for it. Everyone knows me and my size (slightly large, okay so large) so if I can do it, anyone can do it! So get up and get moving!


Amy and Cody said...

Congrats! That's a HUGE accomplishment! Already 2 miles! Cody and I jogged a few blocks and I was out of breath! Talk about out of shape! So kudos to you for jogging! AND for running a 5K!

Hendrix's Household said...

That is the program I totally used to get me ready to run the 5k. It totally worth it. You should come run the 4th of July 5k with me. I am so excited. Just so you know I am really really slow so you will most likely beat me. This year the goal is under the 40 minute mark.


Crystal Hendrix said...

My goal is just to jog a 5k so yeah I am slow too. I will think about it! :D