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March 31st, 2011

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10:00 am - pushing myself
In a few minutes I head off to the first session of my Couch to 5K class. I am nervous. I am doing my best to follow the directions in the email I got, about what to wear/bring and so forth. I hope my outdoor-hat-with-brim will be ok, since I don't have a baseball cap. I hope my walking shoes will be ok for this first day because I can't get actual running (or more likely, cross-training) shoes until after I get paid tomorrow. Gah. I'm excellent at following instructions, but that's because I'm also OCD about following instructions, and different instruction sets have different amounts of leeway built into them that isn't always initially obvious. (At least, not to me.)

I'm sure it will be fine. I probably won't be the best or worst prepared, but even if I am, the nature of the curve is such that someone has to occupy the last spot - so be it. Today's goal: showing up. Not puking. But I'll accept just showing up and call that a success.

I am so not the person I was in high school, who swore I'd never take another exercise class after dragging myself thru PE hell. I can, for example, imagine this being fun. I hope I'm not disappointed, but this is also about making a plan and executing it.

Even if the plan is just: show up.

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Date:March 31st, 2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yay! Go go go girl!
Sunday morning walk? Perhaps brekkies after?

If you've followed my posts about events my goals are simple.
1. finish (which implies showing up)
2. don't throw up

I've amended them by adding.
3. have fun

They might work for you too.
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Date:April 1st, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
Sunday morning walk with following breakfast sounds like a great plan! I wonder if Cafe Bonjour does bfast? I have heard good reviews of their sandwiches...

I admit I stole not-puking as a goal from your STP post. :)

Class this morning went well, we did .5 walking and then a little running and I feel good. It's ok to run slow - the coach wants us to go slow on purpose! I run much better when I'm not trying to worry about keeping up with everybody. This is pretty cool...
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Date:April 1st, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
Yea yea yea! I wore my REI hat with brim (i think it's a canoe hat or something like that) to the great aloha run, and many other people did too. I see lots of joggers with them here, especially the one with the long back. I wear that quite a bit, even just to the beach or to the park. It's just so freaking sunny here that any amount of protection is helpful and less painful. What I see a lot of and think is kind of Cylonish are these long visors made of dark plastic see through plastic that go over your face. Like a welder's mask, except it's all see though. I guess it's for people who don't like to wear dark glasses? I mostly see older Korean women wear those. They are also fond of wearing gloves and long sleeves to protect their hands from the sun.

Now if I can only get Derek to wear a hat...
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Date:April 1st, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
My hat choice was perfectly fine, yay. But I do need new shoes ASAP. That will be tomorrow's quest, after I get paid, with the class coupon! Double yay!

Edited at 2011-04-01 12:42 am (UTC)

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