I think your running three miles today is awesome. Keep it up and keep blogging about it too, it gives me hope :)
Thanks! It's been an interesting trip. I'd say "I feel better" but at the moment I feel like a truck ran over me, but I know it will eventually lead to feeling better...
I would love to help with this project! :D Hell, I will even donate my exercise dvd collection to kick this off.
excellent! email with what you have and we'll see if we can't find happy homes!
Never count followers!
Also, if you're going to keep running, be sure you have great shoes.
I wasn't counting, I just get the notice emailed that says "BlackRaven4211 has removed you from their friends list"
I enjoy reading your blog whatever you write about. That's just strange that some folks would bail because of certain subjects. Your blog, write what you want. Isn't that how it's supposed to work?
Which reminds me, I must write about how I met the MST3K guys!
Some people find that kind of fitness stuff upsetting or triggering.
Not saying you should do this, but when I post about it, I usually put it under a cut and say something like, "Weight/fitness talk, scroll on if you wish."
that totally makes sense. i was figuring it was people who were like "exercise? wtf? bring on the rock stars & debauchery."
Wear good shoes to run in! Buy the expensive running shoes. I ruined my knee wearing Payless Shoe Source "trainers." Ignore the calorie counters on the machines. They are wrong. The mirrors in the gym are likely wrong also, and the scale. The mirrors in the 24 Hour Fitness made my legs look wider than they really are, and the scales added five to seven pounds of weight that mysteriously evaporated when I used the scales at the university locker room.
And, I like reading about what you are doing, including going to the gym.
I imagined that i hated running -- and I was pretty sure that I couldn't do it, that I wasn't fit enough, but it was a pretty good feeling to be able to actually do it.
Calorie counters on machines are bullshit. Plus running 3 miles sounds way more impressive than "____ calories burned."
I've found when I focus on performance goals, the only thing that starts to matter is how well I performed, and my attention turns away from my pants size or scale weight or whatever and turns towards doing everything I can (sleep, fuel, barbaric yawps) to up my performance. Going from abusing my body to turning down delicious cake, simply because I was going to lift in an hour and was going for a PR that day, was like stepping into a different world.
(Now my goal is to just not be out of shape, because I've gotten really out of shape in the past couple of years.)
And I'm glad you're posting about this stuff. It's inspiring.
I bet you lost followers because they think your LJ seriously lacks cat pictures. :P
the cat picture thing is a serious possibility. I will have to rectify that with a cooking-with-Roswell....
If you need someone to handle the clerical aspect of it, drop me a line. I'm great with organization.
You're hired. Will email.
I still enjoy your stuff, even if I don't comment often. Keep it up!
Thanks -- i appreciate it!
A) You ran too far, too fast, and clearly too much.
I strongly suggest the Couch to 5k program.
B) Running too far/too fast/too much is an easy way to find yourself injured or at the very least exhausted and demoralized. Take it slow, work yourself up. In a very short time you will be going farther an faster than you realized and it will be MUCH EASIER.
Take if from me. I've been running for almost 6 years. I've run a couple of half marathons over that time and also dropped out and restarted a couple of different running programs. At one point I lost 70lbs, but I've since gained 50 of them back. But I'm running (yet again). Did 6 very slow miles today. I'm doing another half marathon in February (Myrtle Beach) and I've signed up for my first full marathon in May (Potomac).
You can do it, but I hate to see you overdo it Take 3 days off, start over and run no more than 1-1.5 miles or start the C25k program.
I also have some DVDs that should go to a home where they might get used.
I've struggled with my weight for... well, forever. I am thinking on getting a membership at the local gym that's down the road, but I've not ever had luck with them in the past, mostly from my own laziness. Maybe this is the time I can move past that?
You could start with speed walking instead of running. It's more gentle on back and knees (impacts on ground are softer) and burns a lot of calories too.
Still. Well done on the running.
lowers over this. If they do not like it, they could just skip the posts...
PS: I am making kettle boiling noises but they don't blog easily.
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