Exercise. Gasp!

I am not what I would call "fit".  I would love to remedy that but cannot begin to fathom the idea of going to a gym.  I have grown pathetically comfortable in my non-physically active lifestyle.  I have been contemplating, for months now, the notion of beginning to improve my fitness and well-being.  I had kind of talked myself into waiting until the weather was better before I begin any program that would involve outside activity.  Now that it is spring, it is time to take that contemplation and turn it into actuality.
So, today begins what I hope becomes a long and fruitful routine in my life.  Today I take fhe first steps towards getting more healthy.  Today I start a running regimen.
My goal is to be able to run 5 Kilometers straight within 9 weeks.  I found The Couch-to-5K-Running-Plan, which looks like a good way to ease me into the world of getting fit.
I hope I can force myself to stick through the initial weeks so that the routine can plant itself into my brain.  I post my intentions here so that I can fear the humiliation of failing in this task.

I’ll report back here on my progress as events warrant.
Once I succeed on this task, then perhaps I’ll be in a better condition (physically capable and mentally willing) to take advantage of the goodness that a gym and it’s services could offer me.

14 thoughts on “Exercise. Gasp!

  1. We need to train for this summer, Rob. The folks out there have no idea how physical this summer’s sketch is going to be. The preperation will be not completely unlike the fireman’s drill!!!

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  2. Well Graham Putnam, you show no respect for the 4-H pledge and now this platent disregard for physical fitness?? For shame!
    Rob, to you I say: Good work! and I will join you in this endeavor. I begin tomorrow. Three times a week for 8 weeks. Only to reveal the hottest possible self at the end of those 8 weeks.
    good luck to you.

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  3. Well Graham Putnam, you show no respect for the 4-H pledge and now this blatent disregard for physical fitness?? For shame!
    Rob, to you I say: Good work! and I will join you in this endeavor. I begin tomorrow. Three times a week for 8 weeks. Only to reveal the hottest possible self at the end of those 8 weeks.
    good luck to you.

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  4. Well Graham Putnam, you show no respect for the 4-H pledge and now this platent disregard for physical fitness?? For shame!
    Rob, to you I say: Good work! and I will join you in this endeavor. I begin tomorrow. Three times a week for 8 weeks. Only to reveal the hottest possible self at the end of those 8 weeks.
    good luck to you.

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  5. Way to go Rob!

    If you’re interested, I’m going to try and start a cycling club this Spring to go all Summer.

    The plan is to meet every Saturday at the Farmer’s market in the morning sometime and ride either on the road or trails, depending on who shows up. Ride for a couple pof hours then head back to the Market for lunch and socializing.

    I don’t necessarily want it to be for folks who already ride alot, but more for people who are looking to start getting fit…like you.

    Anyways, I’m going to get this organized soon and I’ll let you know the details.

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  6. I have never gone to a gym in my life and the thought of it gives me hives. But a couple of years ago I decided to do a learn to run program and in TWO months I went from never being able to run at all to doing a 5K run. Then, within 8 months, I was able to run 10K.

    Make sure you have really good footwear. And, after you get past the initial stages, stretching is very important to prevent injury and pain.

    good luck!

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  7. Hey Rob:
    Congrats on starting this. The first day is the toughest. Some days it’s still tough.

    One thing I found that really helped me was weight training. I also do cardio…but I include weights as well, it really burns a lot of calories and speeds up the fitness training. I’m not one to go for that insane competition stuff (some of those people need help)….but just a basic routine helps a lot.

    If you want, ask away for advice Rob. Good luck man!

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  8. I switch hands occasionally to give my left a workout too. Sometimes, if I’m in the right mood, I’ll get my whole body going just to covar all the bases.

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