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!