Tuesday, March 4, 2014

No Backing Out Now


I really wish I did not look like this while working out.
A couple weeks ago, a co-worker sent out a mass email inviting all his fellow employees to join him in running in the local, upcoming half marathon and 5k. Although it piqued my interest, there is no way I will ever pay $70 to do what I could do for free on the bike trail near my house. One of my bucket list goals is to run a 5k and then maybe one day, a “whole” half marathon, but I’d resigned myself to not participating simply because of the financial aspect. 
 
Last week, a follow-up email was sent last week that said our employer was going to sponsor anyone who was interested in doing the run. I knew I could do a 5k no problem. A runner friend once told me “if you can run two miles, you can do a 5k.” I know I could easily complete a 5k, so my eyes lit up a little when I saw that there was a ¼ Marathon option. 6.55 miles. At my best, I’ve run 8 miles. That was years ago, and I was in tip top shape. For the last month, I’ve been making it a point to hit the treadmill 1-2 times per week. I want to do more, but even once or twice is a vast improvement to what my lazy butt was (not) doing prior.
 
As you can imagine, the prospect of running 6.55 miles has me a little nervous. But I’m glad I’m pushing myself. I know it may not be easy, but I’m up for the challenge. As of today, I have exactly two months to prepare. Now I just need the weather to warm up, so I can begin training. There’s no backing out now, so wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. You can do it! I used to think paying for running events was silly... until I realized that it's awesome motivation to train hard and do your best. I hope you meet all of your goals for this run :)

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