Monday, November 29, 2010

OK... Why Does Exercise Have to Hurt?

Whew! I'm glad Thanksgiving weekend is over! I think I've eaten enough turkey to last me for a while! It sure was damn good though. :-D

My husband and I started walking/running yesterday. It was mostly walking, but we ran a little bit.  We measured out a 2 mile route and followed it yesterday. We started out walking and then we ran until I was sucking wind pretty hard then we walked until I caught my breath and then we ran some more. We did that the whole 2 miles... I'm surprised I even went 2 miles... I've never done that before. I'm desperately out of shape! My husband, who is a 2 pack a day smoker, can run farther than me before he runs out of breath! That's not fair! LOL  It's what I get for being such a couch potato for the last several years. Something else that's not fair is the way my legs feel today. They are very sore. When I stand up to walk, it takes me a few steps to stop feeling like I have knives stabbing me in my calves and shins. It'll be better in the morning... at least that's what my husband tells me. We'll see about that! LOL

I joined #DecGTD... December Going the Distance. Robby at
challenges us to "Go the Distance" each month. We set our own goals and then post our efforts on the spreadsheet Robby has provided. She's added some new categories this month... servings of fruits and vegetables eaten, ounces of water drunk, a column for how you feel. This is my first GTD. It will be a good way to track the miles I walk/run. I set a goal of 30 miles for December. I'll be out of commission for a while after my surgery, but I think I'll be able to manage 30 miles by the end of the year. Thanks for the challenge, Robby.


  1. i've never done a gtd. maybe i'll go out there and join your hot asses! :)

  2. That would be great, Kirsten! Keep me posted. I wasn't able to do my walk/jog today. I'm having a painful visit from Aunt Flo that kept me home from work. At least this is the last one I'll ever have. My surgery is scheduled for the 9th of this month. I'm ready!