Yesterday marked the start of week two and I still feel pretty good. We had a 2-4 mile group run followed by "Run University" a rotation of four classes taught by a registered dietitian, a chiroprator specializing in sports injury prevention, a podiatrist (did you know that there are 125K sweat glands in your foot?) and two ultra marathon runners educating us on the products available to make it through a marathon (this truely is a million dollar industry).
I have been managing 2 mile runs at a comfortable pace and avoiding major injries or day after pain. I suppose the extremely sore muscles will join me soon enough. I will have to start pushing through the misery. Right now as an "off the coucher" they want me to go slow & short distances. I fear the day they suggest an extra mile.
On Friday night I purchased a "home gym" product - a DVD with exercise bands to do core & upper body strengthening. I figure this $25 investment will work and save me the monthly gym fees of $60-100.
Thanks to all for your continued interest, suppor (emotional & financial). I am just over the 50% mark for my fundraising minimum (at 25% of personal goal).
PS: I've lost 5lb without really trying.