Originally posted 2 - 4 - 08
I have come to the realization that a runner I am not! However, I will be one! LOL Dammit!
I started C25K Week 1 and it totally killed me. Partially because I have never run before and partially because I have this yet undiagnosed chest thing (probably asthma). So instead of quitting (which I probably would have done last year) I have decided to do two "warm-up" weeks prior to starting C25K Week 1 again. So I will do two weeks of very short run intervals and work up to the 60 second intervals in Week 1. Right now I am doing what I call "C25K Week -1" where I am running 30 seconds and walking 2 minutes and repeating for 20 minutes. I do that for one more day and then start "C25K Week 0" where I will run 30 seconds, walk 90 seconds, run 45 seconds, walk 90 seconds, repeat for 20 minutes.
I decided to pull out my Weight Watchers stuff again. This time around is a bit more difficult. Since I can't have dairy anymore all of the good low point stand bys are out of the question. For instance, there are a number of 1 point breads out there but I can't eat them because they all have whey in them. The only store bought hamburger buns I can eat are 3 points each. I considered Core but since I eat almost no meat I find the no pasta, no cracker, no bread rule a bit confining. So I am sticking with points but I am not being militant about them. That may come back to bite me but I would rather make healthy choices than low point ones.
So now for my February goals...
Ideally: I would like to finish Week 2.
Realistically: I will finish week 1.
Ideally: I would like to be able to do 10 real push ups in proper form.
Realistically: I will do 5 real push ups in proper form.
Ideally: I would like to see the boys and I go biking three times a week.
Realistically: The boys and I will schedule one day a week to bike and follow through with it.
There is no ideal goal here. These will get done.
I will see the Podiatrist and find out exactly what is wrong with my feet.
I will see the Pulmonologist and find out what is wrong with my lungs!
So there they are. Feel free to call me on any one (or three) of them!!