Saturday, February 25, 2012

Running For My Life

That's for my life, not from my wife.

Although she is the one who created my running plan in anticipation of the Johnston's Half Marathon, which I'll complete April 29. That's 13 miles, for those who know about as much as I do about running. Which isn't much.

It's going to be a challenge, that's for sure - I'm just hoping I only end up half as dead as poor Pheidippides (and I'll doubt I'll yell Nenikékamen when I'm done!).

Which is really the reason behind my renewed, well, not really interest, and commitment is too strong, let's say reluctant desire to run. My triglycerides are up along with my LDL and VLDL cholesterol levels. So I figure I've got fatty acids to lose and a healthy heart to gain. I don't want to be half dead when I'm in my 60s and 70s.

So I ran 6 miles this morning (albeit at a very slow 12.5 minute-per-mile pace). My wife didn't make me, but again, I joined her running group which has helped tremendously. I doubt I'd do it on my own. That's how important goals are, by the way. Good intentions is not a strategy.

By the way, I'm proud of my wife for changing careers recently and pursuing her passion. She's now a personal trainer - with a blog! - and will obtain her running coach certification this weekend. She's in great shape and slowly whipping me into form as well. I'll do my best!

I just hope she doesn't discover my secret stash of Oreos.

NOTE: I posted this blog entry before I realized there is a Zombie Infested 5K Obstacle Course Race Series called "Run For Your Lives." How cool is that? Want to prepare for the coming Zombie apocalypse? Then, check out these 5Ks all across the USA in 2012.
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