In an earlier post this week I mentioned that I had painted myself into a corner in regards to exercise. Well, it's time to share.
Anyone who was here at the beginning of the year knows that I made a big deal about starting The Count, an attempt to get in some regular exercise and hold myself accountable. Then I had a trip to the emergency room, which put the Count on hold for a while. But that turned into a long while as I began my flirtation with the slippery slope. So here I am, two months later and needing to get back on track.
What would you do in that situation? Me? I signed up for a 5K. Not a bad way to jump start the old exercise routine, for sure. For those of you who don't know, I am not a runner although I did have an alien encounter once before. But I've walked that distance on many occasions and the 5K I signed up for is for a good cause.
Oh, one more thing - the race is 2 weeks from today. That pretty much assures that I'll be walking most of the way. I may put on a good show and trot across the finish line, but I don't want to do anything to hurt myself.
As far as training over the next two weeks, I plan on following the S25K (Sloth to 5K) program. The S25K routine just involves a lot of walking. If I survive, I may eventually graduate to the C25K, but I will probably need some major alien intervention to help with that...