Monday, October 1, 2007

Oh the pain!

I've discovered that just thinking about exercising isn't the same as actually doing it. I have done no exercising of any kind (other than walking a tiny bit for one day here or there) for several years. I am constantly aware that I need to, because I feel so stiff and have no endurance or energy.

As we were sitting around a table having dinner Saturday night at the Stake Center for the RS broadcast, a lady int he ward was telling us that the Fitness Center is sponsoring a 5K walk/run. So, several of us said we'd do it. Now I'm committed! I have to get out and start walking! Like it or not, I know it's good for me, and I'm looking forward to becoming stronger and more limber. I am not looking forward to being the very last person to cross the finish line! The 5K is only a month away, so not much time to make great strides in improvement. But, I'm looking at this as a preparation for other 5K runs. Right now I can't run more than about 100 feet - if that far - at once. My goal is to actually run an entire 5K.

Hmm, should I really put that goal in print?! Don't know how long it will take, but my goal is to do at least some walking every day. Tierra would love for me to go ride bikes with her, so maybe I could throw that in every now and then also.

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