I want to jog. There, I said it....out loud....even it "out loud" is online. It counts, right? As a 43 year old woman, I know I need to exercise at least three times a week. My want to wants to, but body fights it. This summer I was walking at least 3 days a week, but once things got busy my exercise time was the first to go. It should not be like that. My health is important to me. I want to be able to walk to the store, without getting winded. I want to play with my grandchildren, when I actually have grandchildren. I don't want to be a watcher of life, I want to be an active participant. My daughter jogs 5 days a week, and she tells me just to do it. Not to overdo it, but walk and then jog till the jogging overtakes the walking. I'm afraid. My fear stems from my father having a heart attack and dying at age 42. I am 43, so I have outlived him but I'm still afraid. I can't let fear rule me, I need to just get off my butt and DO something.
I found a neat website "Couch to 5-K running plan" and it is what I want to do. It is probably not the best time of year to start jogging, with the snow and icy roads but I will make due. I will post an update once a week to let anyone who is interested know how I'm doing. If you are not interested, then could you please pray for me. Seriously. I will need it!! :o)