David and I bought a treadmill about two weeks ago. If you read my post about my running anxiety, then you know I’m a little crazy. Buying this treadmill is a good thing – for my health. For the fat that is clinging to various parts of my once normal sized body, it is not a good thing.
Anyhow, at the beginning of the year I decided to start the Couch to 5K running program. It was short-lived, VERY short-lived. I tried running outside but my anxiety and paranoia took over and I didn’t even make it to the end of the street. So David and I decided that once our tax return came and there was a decent sale we’d get ourselves a treadmill.
Let me introduce you to Betty.
I don’t know why the treadmill is named Betty. I just came up with that name right now…it just seemed appropriate.
Anyhow, I just completed Week 2 Day 1 of the C25K. Other than almost suffocating from my inability to do anything but pant while I run, and maybe suffering a heart attack or two, I feel pretty darn good. I was afraid that I would feel like crap after starting this week but the way they have you gradually increase how much you run in one spurt and how long you run in total is great. Really.
I mean, I FEEL SO GOOD. I actually look forward to the run. I sweat like a mofo though, it’s quite unattractive but as I was running tonight I thought to myself, “Sweat means something is melting off.” Then I briefly thought, “Oh god, I hope it’s not my face.” Guess what, my face was still there so I am going to pretend each drop of sweat represents a fat cell melting away (I know it’s not, but it helps keep me motivated).
I’ve been averaging 1.8 miles each run. I’m slow, but my pace will increase as long as I keep up with it and I feel pretty determined this time around. So, fat and I? We’re taking the train to Splitsville.
Oh! And I almost forgot! Right after we bought Betty I entered a contest to win some running gear and I totally won! I won some Adidas running shoes, running tights and a running jacket. Awesome. (<–Awesome was said in a sing-song voice)
And today is David’s birthday! He’s 34 which is pretty much ancient. I kid! I’m only a couple years behind him.
I’ll be linking up at the below places if I remember to go back and do it, haha.