Monday, February 18, 2013

Goose Fiiight!!

Sunday I started a "couch to half marathon" program.  I know, that's a big leap.  HUGE.  There are a lot of different versions of those kinds of programs out there, but I did choose one that I thought started from the most genuine "couch" point.  Granted, it probably still doesn't quite mean "overweight and married to the couch," but I needed something to kick myself in the oversized ass.  So, with that, I chose an event, signed up for it, filled my calendar out with all the workouts between now and then, and off I go.

The first day's workout was a 2 mile walk.  I've actually been doing several of those lately, so it was not too bad (although after several walks this week with turbo-boss my ankles are pretty sore with their recurring issues).  I had a near miss with skipping it (already), though, 'cause the husband had to go into the office, and I had to do it by 7 am if I was going to get it in.  So, when I was reluctant at first to get up, he pointed out that if I wanted I could count the prior days' 2 mile walk, but I realized that would set a crappy tone if I was already cutting corners on the first day and I went.  Now, freezing as it was, I love and prefer walking outside whenever possible as opposed to on a treadmill.  However, it.   Was.     COLD.  I suffered a fair bit in the wind, and was relieved to have it be a short workout.  But, as always, I was rewarded with some amusing wildlife sightings, this time in the form of a full-on goose brawl.  There were about 20 of them, Canada geese, and there were two main ones fighting each other, but I am not kidding the rest of them were lined up on teams for support and backup.  I've never seen anything like it, it was kind of awesome!


Madijo @ Fixing Me said...

Best of luck! Do you have a marathon planned you want to enter? Or is it built into the course?

Cat said...

Yep, it's a half marathon on June 1. Scary, but exciting! :)