Saturday, May 17, 2008

Getting Exercise

I was thinking of signing up for a race for exercise motivation. The race route pictured here is for a local race that I've never done- partly because the locale is super hilly and starts off with a pretty big hill (and I'm always at my worst before the 10min warmup time) and partly because- back when I did races, there was a race in my own town (that was flat, overall).

I'm not sure about signing up cause the whole thing is in a few weeks and while muscles supposedly have memories and though I've been exercising more lately, my muscless seem to be mainly remembering lying on the couch and walking over to the fridge.

If I don't do this one (I WILL attempt training for it- run walking at least 3 times a week), I think I'll sign up for one later in June and not stress the time I do it in. (Whenever I say that, I always start feeling competitive and try to better my running time. :P) I don't want to give the impression that I was ever fast though! I think my fastest 5k was 28 mins?


cdndyme said...

hey if you can do a 5k in 28 minutes you beat my by a long shot. I once did a 10K in about an hour and a half. LOL I was also 200 pounds at the time.
I say give yourself some time to train. You don't want to run out to a marathon unprepared and injure yourself (I am the personal injury queen - lol - I find myself cautious).
I think it's a great idea though. Go for the one in June and give yourself some time to train and work those muscles back up.

JanetM97 said...

Ya, I think the training thing will have to continue or I might not be able to even cross the finish line. lol. 10K seems so long to me now!! It would take me forEVER.

cdndyme said...

ohhhh I am so gla you got the book. I am putting it on my list of books to buy next time I am at Chapters/Indigo Books. Be sure to write a blog about it when you have formed an official opinion... The website looks fab!
Way to go on the Dance Revolution! Did you hear Wii is coming out with Wii Fit?
I was tempted to buy a Wii just for that! lol

blendergrl said...

i just bought a wii just to get the fit... i looks fantastic. Now my husband and I are addicted to tennis and boxing - great way to get out you aggression!!

JanetM97 said...

lol on the boxing! It's true! :)

cdndyme said...

LOL'ing at Blendergirl!!!
I could only imagine the two of you standing in the living room doing virtual boxing to let out anger.
totally funny!