After getting my gallbladder yanked out, my health went to pot again. I gained a bunch of weight and I am horribly out of shape. It’s not a pretty health picture. I dread to find out what my cholesterol is back up to. Yuck.
To fight that, I am trying to keep on schedule to working out. I made 2 of 3 workout nights last week and aim to hit all 3 this week. I want to get into a better shape than pathetic for the Crazy Legs walk coming up. It would be a sad, sad day to have a 2 mile walk kick my ass. Unfortunately, that is the state I am currently in.
Here is where my membership to Snap Fitness comes in. One day I would like to run. I am not a runner, so it’s something I want to try. I like trying things that don’t seem like something I should do. For example, Ballroom dancing. It didn’t seem right for someone from my gene pool to be able to dance. In college, I could cut a decent rug. My skills for dancing are rather rusty now, but I was good back then.
So the latest attempt at something that is not an expected activity is running. Before I get running, I am using the elliptical machines at Snap to get into a shape to be able to run. My legs need some warning before I hop onto the road or a path. I do not want to be rude to a body part that historically has fought against rapid locomotion.
My assistant is the couch to 5k program via the Get Running app on my iPhone. It is a good guide so far for my running experiment. Maybe at it’s conclusion I will find a 5k to test out my new locomotion skills. Though let’s not get too high of expectations. My goal is to be able to wander around England in June without feeling like I need a Segway to carry me around. Small goals can combine to big things.
Since the app has a Twitter post feature, keep an eye on my twitter page to see how I am keeping up.