Tuesday, February 2, 2010
55 and a 5K
This last weekend I read a wellness paper put out for people 50+. Since I'm 55 I decided to look it over. Inside was an article encouraging us "older" people to get in shape for an upcoming 5K run/walk being sponsored by one of our local high schools. Can I do this? Ran through my mind as I studied my out of shape, overweight body in the mirror. Feeling strangely motivated I decided to take the 12 week challenge and signed up! Yup I really did!!! This morning at 8 pm found me at The Club with a trainer. It was embarrassing to be weighed and measured AND have it all noted on my progress card. He then took me to the stationary bike to do a heart rate test. When I didn't pass out, he moved me on to the weight machines. :) All in all, I think we were both surprised that I did better than I looked like I could do. But, after 1 1/2 hrs and the ellypical machine! I called it quits for the day! In order to come even close to running the 5K - or even a fast walk - I need to workout at least three times a week. So, like the movie "Julie @ Julia" I've decided to post my progress and/or setbacks. I'm not kidding when I say I'm overweight and out of shape, so this is quite the endeavor for me. Hopefully, there will be people reading this who will get encouraged right along with me. So --I'll see you Thursday!