I have signed up for Governor Perry’s fit Texas challenge and I am preparing to participate in the Texas Round Up (5K or 10K that is the burning question). My signing up for this after 20 or so years of basically no activity is proof that peer pressure works.

Anyway, yesterday was our first training session with these guys. It was lovely as you can imagine. I also learned something. I learned that there is a website called where you can plot any neighborhood walk you take and it will tell you how far you are walking. In the courses that Julie and I sometimes walk around our neighborhood, we have been walking anywhere from just over one and a half to 1.84 miles. Pretty neato mosquito.

My goal is to lose a bit of weight and to be able to run the whole course of either the 5k or 10k by the end of April without walking. What do you think? achievable? pie in the sky? heart attack waiting to happen?


6 Responses

  1. You can also map out routes at:

    I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but I don’t know which came first.

  2. Congratulations on getting out there and hitting the road. I started getting fit and losing weight a bit over 4 years ago. I also started running 3 years back. Never thought I would say this, but I actually enjoy running.

    It sounds like you have a training program already, but here is one that starts you off easy so that heart attack is less likely.

    It is never too late to take control of your health and weight. I weigh less now than I did when I graduated from high school.

  3. Hmmm, my link did not come through on that last post.

  4. That will definitely take weight off. Its a better way than dieting. 🙂

  5. Congrats on making this choice. That Fit Texan Challenge is a pretty neat idea.

  6. I think that, if you are sufficiently motivated, you will be surprised at how fast your stamina improves. A little prayer and willpower goes a long way.

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