I have never been a runner. Even as a kid, I could barely run. I have been walking / running on the treadmill, waiting for there to be a little more light in the evenings so I can run at the track. I had been counting minutes : walking vs jogging, but that gets confusing and tedious.
So now my goal is to be able to do 3.1 miles in 35 - 40 minutes, whichever way I can get there. Currently I walk at 4 mph, and then bump it up just a tad to jog every few minutes. Even at that I am pretty damn sweaty at the end.
I am looking forward to the day that the kid who could never run participates in a 5K.
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.