Monday, October 11, 2010

Losin' it

So, as soon as Duncan started kindergarten I started going back to the gym. He has never done too great in the child care (not sure exactly why) but Claire and Finn do fabulous. They toddle right down the sidewalk, in the door, greet all the Silver Sneakers crew, and go straight to the child care room where they walk in practically without looking back.

So, I started out walking on the treadmill. And that was good, for a while. Then I realized how many people I knew had taken up running, several with the couch to 5K program. So, being that I am the person who has said things like "I don't understand you people who run" and "I have never run and I know I never will"...I started running. And I like it. See, that's all you have to do. Say you don't like something and you'll never do it then BAM! You will be doing it.

So, I have been doing the couch to 5K program for about three weeks. Some things I have learned:
  • It is far better and easier to run, and run faster and longer, with good music. I initially made the mistake of trying to watch CNN while I ran.
  • Good shoes seem critical.
  • Even if I cannot hear myself singing Ice Ice Baby, everyone else at the Y can.
  • I can see how and why people love the sport, but I have a long way to go.
  • I do not see how I can run outside in Texas, in the summer.

So, while I have not stepped on the scale in many weeks I think I've lost some weight but one of the things I do while I am running/walking is to envision a certain pair of jeans being so big that I have to give them away.

I will let you know when that happens.


  1. That's awesome, Christie! I'm SO proud of you!!! And, please run some for me. ;)

  2. Have been a longtime lurker on various boards (Moms Over 30 at TLOL especially) and now your blog and have never commented. Couldn't let today go by since I saw a shout out to the Silver Sneakers group at your gym. I work for Healthways, the company that offers Silver Sneakers to health plans! Thanks for making my day.

  3. Thanks, Kristine! Glad you came out of lurkdom. :)