Monday, August 27, 2007

I've committed

Or maybe its I should be committed. Ever since Es started training for a triathlon I've had thoughts about how cool it was and maybe I could do that. Other times I thought I am a big chicken and there is no way I am riding a bike at 25 miles an hour with the chance of crashing into the pavement, swimming with a bunch of other people swimming over top of me or running. period. Watching her and 2000 other women in the Iron Girl changed my mind. Just watching them was fantastic, I want to be one of them. I was surprised at the shapes and sizes the racers came in. I know I need to be healthier, I know I need to exercise, I know I work better if I have a goal. Now I have one.


So, today it was just a 30 minute fast walk but I started exercising with a goal in mind. I know running is going to be the hardest part, I am just not built to run and with my failed MILF-dom exercise right now I would be risking serious joint pain. I am going to try to be patient and not stress my body too much in the beginning. Before starting to run I want to get my weight down a bit. I have nearly a year to get there and I will get there. In addition to Es I've found other inspiration mainly Slow Fat Triathlete--definitely the first book I am going to read on the subject.



7 comments:

joansy said...

Wow! That sounds like a great goal. Good luck!

Builder Mama said...

Woo hoo! You go, girl! Sounds like a really great goal, and you have plenty of time.

g-man said...

You know that I'll be there for you.

Tree said...

You can do it!!!

I will only give advice on the running and you are absolutely right - do not stress your joints, so speedwalking is great.

OMG. I would love to do one! But I cannot swim...

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

You go girl. I need to get back on track too! You inspire me!!!

Gretchen said...

Excellent!

my minivan is faster than yours said...

I JUST started a running program this morning. All of you women are so encouraging me. Wish me luck! I NEED IT!!