Saturday, August 28, 2010

Couch to 5K - Week 1

Yesterday The Wife, The Kid and I finished up week one of the Couch to 5K running program.

In a word, I suck at running.

Now I'm certainly doing it, but being so old, fat, and out of shape, I probably run more slowly than a fit person could walk. I know it's completely pathetic, but I'm at least doing it, even though I feel incredibly self-conscious.

Every time a car passes me while I'm running down the street, I hold my breath. I'm waiting for the driver to roll down his window and to shout something like "Fatty!" at me.

So far, it hasn't happened, but I'm afraid it will. Last week, before we officially started Couch to 5K, I decided to run down a hill. A couple of young guys were getting into their car. As they did so, they burst out laughing.

"Are they laughing at me?" I wondered. I tried not to feel bad and I tried not to think about it.

I hate having to exercise in public, even though we are doing it in the early morning hours, when there aren't a lot of people around. I feel like everyone is staring at me, the big overweight blob that's lumping down the sidewalk.

At least this is better than exercising at a gym, where everyone except me has a slim and perfect body.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know what gym you go to, but where I go not EVERYONE has a perfect, slim body. The reason to go to a gym is to get a healthy body, I am actually motivated by those around me in a gym, and I learn a lot too! :) When you are feeling down about yourself, just remember how good you're going to feel after all the hard work!