Thursday, October 18, 2012

Running

I guess I should actually talk about running, since I have decided to make this my running blog.

Running has always been a goal of mine, but i was unable to commit. Over the last year I have started, stopped, started, stopped, started, ...you get the idea.

Enter August 2012. I commited to run every day that I could stand up and put my shorts on. Or, like some days, my tennis skort that never got any use...because I quit playing tennis. Go figure.

Oklahoma is suuuuuuuuper hot in August, but, that's just too bad. Shoes on. Hair up. D.O. for my B.O. And GO!

I started by just walking what I thought was a 2 mile loop through a neighborhood, with a big downhill/uphill dip right in the middle of it. After a week or so I made small goals to start running here, stop running there, etc. After 2.5 months, I can run the entire loop, without stopping or dying. ....and then I found out it is only 1.6 miles. *blank stare* Great. Well, at least I can do that, and I have to run uphill, both ways! (maybe our grandparents weren't lying)
  
I feel I should be able to do more than that by now. Everyone says learning to run is hard. I believe that, but I'm impatient. I'm going to keep trying though!

I plan to start running bleachers for more leg strength/tone also. And I need new shoes. I began my running journey with the intention to run trails, so I have trail running shoes. And only 1 pair. That I run in every day. That I bought from Academy Sports. On sale...on clearance. Shamey shamey.

I have gotten one person to be as crazy as me at least. She runs with me most days, usually pushing her 2 yr old in a jogging stroller. I'm so intimidated by that. I just know that when we do our first 5K this weekend, and she isn't behind a 3 wheeled kid cart, she's going to blow my curls straight with her impressive speed. A little competition should be good for me!

So here's Good Luck to us for Saturday. We will totally crush it. God gives us power to do what we cannot do on our own; and He can run 3.1 miles. So, I'm not worried.

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