Welcome to my new personal blog. As I mentioned on my other blog post on Goals and Themeword for 2010 at sqlchicken.com one of my personal goals this year is take part in fitness events which would culminate with me taking part in a marathon. I’ve started this blog to keep myself honest and track my progress, much like Steve Jones (@way0utwest on Twitter) has with his Mile a Day blog.
So that being said it’s time to make a change and no better time than the new year! How do I plan to get started on my running journey? First is selecting a program to help me since I’ve always hated running and I haven’t really been truly active in quite a few years. After doing some research (and feedback) I discovered the Couch to 5k Program. This program brings you from literally sitting on the couch to running a 5k in 9 weeks. The timing happens to work as I plan to take part in the Gasparilla 5k race in February.
So given that I’ve started the C25K with the help of their trusty iPhone app and yesterday I restarted Week 1 / Day 1 again. Hopefully I can not only accomplish these fitness goals and stick with them but hopefully get my weight down too (260 lbs at time of this writing).