Hi jhezzie - first congrats on the weight you did lose! Way to go! I think it's great that you one day want to walk/run in marathons. Sounds like fun!
I've never actually done a marathon, but I did a charity walk once, (can't remember the name of it now...) but I REALLY liked it, even though I hurt afterwards
. I think it was a 6 mile walk. I did it when I was TOTALLY out of shape, and boy was I sore.
I didn't wear the proper shoes, and that killed my feet, and I just wasn't prepared to walk that far, when really, I had hardly ever walked more than a mile or two at a time in my life! Not to mention I had a hard time catching my breath, JUST from walking!
Lately I've really been having the desire to sign up for some more walks for charity around the area. This is about the time that they start up again. I've been trying to walk and exercise everday so I can get used to it. I've noticed the MORE I walk, the better I can breathe while walking, because my body is getting used to it.
jhezzie - I think in 2004 you will be able to walk or even run your marathon! I know I'm rooting for you!
Good luck in all that you do!
~ Kari ~
Date Started - January 3rd, 2005
LBS Lost: 5
From a column in Dear Abby:
There is an old Japanese proverb: "Fall seven times, get up eight." Who knows? The road to success may be just around the corner. Wouldn't you be dismayed to realize that it was right in front of you, and you had stopped before you reached it?