Suze’s Status (9/29)Posted: September 29, 2011
Mood: Determined…to run a half marathon.
Um, sorry for the lack of status updates? And the lack of articles and recipes as well. It’s been a busy couple of month.
Despite the busy month, I can officially say I’m back on the weight loss train. YAY! I have gotten back to tracking my food and calories, and I’ve managed to stay in the range I should. I have also done well with adding working out into my routine. To jump start my training for a half marathon, I signed up for a 5K at the end of October. I have mapped out my training through the date of the 5K and have done reasonably well with it so far. I may not be able to run the entire thing, but I’m going to do my best to run as much of it as I can.
Originally, my goal was simply to be able to run in a 5K next year. However, a few weeks ago, a friend sent out an email to me and a couple of others, asking if we would run a half marathon with her in October 2012. She wants to run in the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon. That’s 13.1 miles. A 5K is 3.1 miles. So, basically, said friend asked me to add 10 more miles onto my goal for next year. And I agreed! Yup, I may have lost my mind.
In all honesty, though, I’m certain this is completely doable. If I stay on track with the weight loss, it will all be off by May 2012. So weight will not be an issue when it comes time for really hunkering down and training for this half marathon. Most training schedules are 12 weeks anyways, and I have an entire year! Yup, doable.
I’ve also done the research and, yes, fatties can run. We just have to pay attention to any muscle or joint pains, just like anyone else of any size who decides to start running. I will admit, I’ve added Glucosamine Chondroitin to my daily vitamins though. It’ll help with muscles, ligaments, and joints. (It also helps with skin, so I’m hoping it helps it snap back as I lose weight.)
My ultimate hope is this new goal will push me even harder and will help me to continue to lose weight and get fit, as well as getting me into a workout oriented mindset. I needed to workout regularly, not just go in spurts, and this will force me to do that.