Friday, February 27, 2009


I have loose plans to go out for a trial run tomorrow morning. Wish me luck!

But, I honestly don't have high hopes for it. Last night I went for a night on the town to attend a couple art happenings, and ended up hoofing it from one venue to another a few city blocks away. This was the first time I've walked any distance in a couple months, and man! I felt pathetic. Of course, I realize that I had my regular shoes on, and was carrying my bag packed with stuff, etc. but it was really an eye-opener. I had been pretty darn fit for my size not so long ago! It can disappear so quickly. Use or lose it.

I'm not sure yet what I will do tomorrow, whether I will start over with the old Couch to 5K program, or just start with a warm-up walk and see how far I can go running. I think the latter. That way I can assess where I am at, and maybe reconsider C25K or a Hal Higdon plan. Either way, I think running again will do me a world of good, if only for my state of mind and my weird body dysmorphia issues.

I'll be sure to report back with how I did! Is anyone still out there reading?


  1. I'm here! I really admire you for running, btw- I like the _idea_ of running, but every time I try I end up with horrible horrible shin splints. I tried couch to 5k once too- it's a really great plan- but again, shin splints :( In college I mangaged to get stress fractures in my hips, even. I'm just not made for it :)
    I look forward to finding out how you do!

  2. I'm still reading! I'm really rooting for you to start up again with your running program, you seemed so happy and motivated when you were doing it before. Hopefully the days are getting ever so slightly longer and brighter there -- I've noticed a big change here over the last few weeks and it definitely gives me more energy at both ends of the day. Good luck on your assessment run! Kick some ass!

  3. Hey Amy,
    I wish you lived in my city. Or I in yours. We could walk/run/dance in my kitchen together. I've had high blood pressure for the last while and I've been trying to keep my weight lower and exercise more. This past week I've been grief eating and the scale is inching ever upward. It's a tough road. I'm with you every step of the way.

  4. Everyone: thanks so much for reading and commenting and making me feel so much less alone. Your words mean so much to me and really help propel me toward success. Love to you all, and I will check in more often -- that is my pledge to you (and me!).