I have decided to run a half marathon on September 12th. This is a pretty big deal for me as I was never a runner. The last time I really ran was senior year of high school in gym class. I thought it would be a fun idea to track my progress and the inevitable weight loss and changes in eating habits and all the other stuff that comes along with running and a goal like this. I don't know if I will get to post daily but at least it will be a way for me to share my progress every so often. I am even going to post my starting weight.... 204. Okay, it is done. It can only go down from here right?
I started my pre-pre training last night. My first step is 3 Weeks to a 30-Minute Running Habit (about.com). I didn't realize how hard running for 1 minute could be. It was a 10 minute warm up walk, 10 sets of running for 1 minute and walking for a minute, then a 10 minute cool down. About half way through I didn't think that I was going to be able to finish. I am pretty proud of myself for getting through it. I think it was "set" 8 that I stopped running 10 seconds early. I wanted to be able to say that I did the whole workout so I added an extra 10 second on the next running set to make up for it.
I have a doctors appointment set for Friday to look at my asthma and I will be getting running shoes next week. I am really excited about this. Hopefully it will be a habit that sticks so I can have a healthier life and teach my children the same.