Monday, June 21, 2010

The Fat Kid, Day 1

(Program Details: Walk 10 min.; For 6 min, alternate walking 1 min. & and running 1 min.; Walk 4 min.)

Today was my first day doing the Women's Health running program.  I am supposed to be able to run for 30 minutes straight by the end of the 6-week program... if I live that long. Okay, ladies, I have learned some important things in only one day.
  1. Never. Ever. Ever. Wear. A. Thong. Ever! ('Nuff said?? I thought so.)
  2. Find a way to carry your keys, phone, whistle, whatever it is you carry when you run.  A bra is not for storage of sharp pointy things or electronics.  Stuff falls out, gets wet, or worse, pokes you in your ta-ta. (Or is one just a "ta"?)
  3. Don't get too excited in the first few minutes of the walk and push yourself too hard.  You will pay for it on the first one-minute run. And the second one.  And the third one.  And for many hours after.
  4. Finally, one minute doesn't sound like a long time.  But it is forever when you are trying to run with an 800 lb. gorilla sitting your chest.  So be prepared, cowgirl up, and just count down the time until the agony ends and you can go back to walking. 
So I did it.  I know, no biggie, right?  But for me it is.  It isn't that I'm in such terrible shape, but I'm lazy and I smoke.  (Oh, and there is that fat thing, which doesn't help.)  So for me to get motivated enough to get off my tush and do anything, much less try to run, is pretty darn impressive, wouldn't you agree, Old Broad?

~ The Fat Kid

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