OK so scuba gear weighs a freaking ton. My gear was 110 pounds. We took intro scuba classes this weekend and next weekend. I ran twice this week, but the legs are toast. The thing about shore diving is you have to put on all of your gear and then walk with it on to the water. We then had to float and kick out a quarter mile before dropping down to take the first series of tests to get scuba certified. So when you think about running for 20 minutes, imagine walking for 5 with 110 pounds on your back. Then kick out 1/4 mile, swim around for 20 minutes and walk back 5 minutes to your gear bag/box. Did I mention the ocean is sand on the bottom? Yeah so do that in sand. We saw sand dollars, hundreds of them. It was terrifying and exciting all at once. I think the workout justifies not running today. Let’s call this one a strength training day for sure.
About the Author: RunningAnyway
I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.