Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ductaped....

As most of you know, I really like talking about my goals.  Losing weight and starting a new hobby of running.  I didn't expect how many people it would help and how many tell me their stories and goals.  I have had some of my co-workers decided they wanted to walk for a half an hour at lunch everyday.  To show my support to them, I am going to walk with them.

Yesterday was day one for walking and like the smart person I am, I forgot my shoes.  So I walked in my old work shoes for 1.67 miles and guess what... I got blisters.  I was so bummed and discouraged.  I did not want anything like that to discourage me in my running.  So I talked to coach (I call Paul coach because he has helped me so much in getting started on this) and he told me to pop them on each side, then put gauze and ductape over them and I should be golden.

So last night I popped them and drained them to let them air out.  Then I got up this morning and put some gauze over them and ductaped them.  It worked like a charm!



I am learning more about my "Couch to 5k" program and I really should not be running everyday like I planned.  I should only run Mon, Wed, and Friday.  So I am going to walk on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Because I ran the last two days I walked today and put in 1.7 miles in 45 minutes.  It felt great.

You all can do this!  Keep your new year goal and work hard.  We can all do this together!  Go Team!

8 comments:

Aaron Blevins said...

Good job, Chris.

You are correct; you should only run every other day. I have been running at the gym MWF, and on TTH I've been following this program. http://hundredpushups.com/

Best wishes on your quest. I'm rootin' for you!

Steve said...

Chris,

I have really enjoyed reading about your experience so far. It is very inspiring to me. I have a hard time waking up here when it's 40 degrees in the morning and only to get my butt out of bed to eat breakfast and shower. I know you can do it. I'm very proud of you and am cheering you on. Best of luck in the new year and much love to you and your family.

e. said...

Chris! I love this! I am behind you 100%! Take State!

Adam said...

You're my hero, Chris Crosby. Get out there and show those pounds who's boss!

Chris loves Julia said...

Hey Chris,

Just wanted to let you know the Marcums are rooting for you!!

-Julia and Chris Marcum

www.chrislovesjulia.blogspot.com

~Hummingbird~ said...

So awesome Chris!!

Davey said...

Your doing it Chris!!! I'm behind you 100% buddy!! Remember the goal really isn't the 5k it is to make being healthy a life style.

Michelle Church said...

HOORAY!! Keep it up even with blisters and all! You're awesome. I am trying to work out each day and it is HARD. You are seriously motivating me!!