A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I've Officially Lost My Mind

I had lunch with my fabulous friend Kim this past Sunday and I made a commitment.  It's something we actually said we would do last year, knowing it was coming up at the end of this year, but haven't talked about it in a few months.  We have committed to walking a half marathon together this November in Savannah, GA.  Yes, it's ONLY walking....not running....but I'm obese, so this seems like a big deal to me.  13 miles.  I hope I don't die.  I need to start walking soon.  One minor problem.  Work is still crazy busy, and I am so exhausted when I get home from work every night.  The last thing I want to do is strap on some tennis shoes and head back out the door to exercise.  I need to get over it.  I'm committed now....and should probably also be committed somewhere that has padded walls.  :)

15 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower and just wanted to say good for you...If if makes you feel any better, I'd only be able to walk too. No way can I run...I've JUST started walking and am only doing 1-1.3 miles each time...Today I actually did 1.5...yay me=)

    Enjoy your evening.

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  2. The best way to do is it with friends. If you're looking for a third, I'm in!

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  3. That is a great goal :) and being committed is the first step and without the first step you cannot take step two!!
    WTG!!!

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  4. I so admire you for committing to this, you can do it Tammy. Just do baby toddling first, a walk around the block to start with, when you get home from work and build from that. I have started walking this month and I am just toddling at the moment..lol.

    Big Hugs

    Sheilagh

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  5. Im so excited for you!!
    I dont know that I can be---but if I CAN help out just let me know!!


    MizFit

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  6. Just found your blog -- I'm starting over again too (got from 311 to 219, back now to 299). It's great that you made the commitment to do the half marathon!

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  7. Not crazy. Inspiring!!!

    You can do it! And I'm so proud of you.

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  8. You'll do just fine Tammy. I think you will love doing it in the long run. Just make sure you put in the training. Mike and I did 3-4 miles 2-3 times a week and then a long walk every Sunday. It really didn't seem bad at all. You can do it!!!!!!

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  9. :)
    Before work...
    ugh.
    I know.

    ps.Did you get your earrings after?
    XO
    A

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  10. cool! Congrats. You will do great!

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  11. Fantastic to have a realistic goal! I walked a half in Atlanta in 2008 - I trained, but never went farther than 8 miles in training, and I was still able to do it. I'm excited for you! I want to find a half to commit to - maybe you've inspired me!

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  12. It's always motivating to have something to train for. I remember how hard it was to make time to exercise after a long stressful day at work. I'd try to take breaks and walk around my building or find some stairs to climb at lunch because every little bit helps. Good luck!

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  13. Tell me when the day comes so I can strap my pedometer to your ankle and gets me some steps = $$, LOL!

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  14. So glad that we have made this commitment together!!! (Or maybe, as you said, we need to be committed together...LOL!). I am super excited that you are going to do this w/me! I just need to find the event and sign up! :)

    Can't wait to get together and start logging some miles...:)

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  15. I love how you wrote "I hope I don't die."
    hahaha
    As if. It's a lot easier to move once you get rid of the extra.
    I hate to be the bearer of pain in the ass news.

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