Saturday, August 11, 2012

Just Maybe?

Tomorrow will mark two weeks that I’ve stuck to “the plan”. The plan is pretty simple right now – it’s the Couch to 5K plan. I’ve got a couple years of inactivity to overcome, and my schedule isn’t going to allow any shenanigans like marathon training.

One thing for sure. I dislike running as much now as I did then. Sorry to all you running purists. Why do I put myself through this torture?


  • Time spent running could be spent watching Family Guy or Storage Wars reruns.
  • Pace clock must be broken. Rarely goes below 13:00.
  • Sweaty smelly clothes in my suitcase at the end of the week.


  • Belt tightened up one notch this week.
  • In a couple of weeks I might be able to add the word “dessert” to my vocabulary.
  • Cost. Have I ever told you how cheap I am?

Wow. Looks like a tie. So why do I continue this madness?



  1. There's a quote that I heard somewhere, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." It's been so long since I've been skinny that I'm not sure I believe that. But sometimes I replace "skinny" with "being fit." It helps...

  2. Glad to see you move up a notch. That's incentive! And which school is your daughter attending? Yeah, she's in for a shock - but nothing compared to next January when that North Atlantic wind rips right to the core.

  3. Good luck, Glenn! It sounds like you have some things trending in a positive direction. A friend of mine has also started the couch to 5K program and has seem some good results. I wish you all the best!

  4. Haha... I like your pros and cons. I used to hate running. While pounding still takes a toll on me, for some reason I have become addicted to it.

  5. Yay, good job sticking to "the plan!"

  6. Ditto on the purists. But I do have to admit I don't dislike running as much as I used to.

    More importantly, after 4 years of running I can finally just run without thinking about pace/distance every step of the way. I can look at my watch every couple of minutes but I don't associate how much is left and before I know it another half mile is behind me. It's nice!

    Never Give Up!