Running. I used to joke that I would only run if something very large and scary was chasing me.
Then I saw a rear view of my ass, and realized that it’s big and scary and has been following me around for waaay too long, so I decided to start running. Ya know what? It’s not that bad. I’m really starting to enjoy the “runner’s high” that people talk about. I’m still not very fast, and I still walk more than I run, but it’s a process and I AM getting better at it, so I’m proud of myself for getting out there.
That being said, I’ve been pretty damn lazy lately. I don’t know why, but ever since I got back from my last quick weekend vacation, I’ve been totally demotivated. I decided to change that by committing to every 5K that I can. There is one close to my office this weekend that I’m going to do, which will hopefully get me back on track.
Then I got an email from the lovely folks at active.com telling me about a series of 5ks this summer in Phoenix. I like checking out different areas of the Valley, so this is right up my alley. Even better? I was able to register for all 5 of them for a total of 40 bucks. Which is awesome, and it’s a serious commitment. I also LOVE that I registered my kid for free. I love having a healthy hobby we can share.
Next on my list? I want to look for a 10K near the end of the summer/early fall. My ultimate goal is to do the PF Chang’s half marathon in January, so a 10K would be a good middle step. Basically if I die doing the 10k in, say, September, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to train up to more than double the mileage in just four months. We shall see….I just need to keep myself healthy.